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# Moscow

Last year
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.
Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”
Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns
EU ministers today discussed plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.
Russian gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria suspended as UN chief visits Moscow
Much of eastern Europe heavily depends on gas from Russia.
Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.
West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.
Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit
The guided missile cruiser Moskva had been leading Russia’s naval effort against Ukraine in the seven-week conflict.
Russia blames Ukraine for fuel depot explosion as Kyiv denies role
There is confusion over who is responsible for a helicopter attack on a fuel depot in the Russian town of Belgorod.
Scepticism over Russian pledge to de-escalate campaign around Kyiv after 'positive' peace talks
Russia’s deputy defence minister Alexander Fomin said the country would “radically, by several times reduce the military activity” around Kyiv and Chernigiv.
Vladimir Putin addresses rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue assault
He praised his country’s forces at the rally to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia annexing the Crimea from Ukraine.
Russian state TV employee fined for anti-war protest on live news show
Marina Ovsyannikova walked into the Channel One studio with a poster saying ‘no war’ and ‘Russians against the war’.
Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine
Earlier Ukraine’s foreign ministry said a mosque sheltering 80 civilians was shelled in Mariupol.
Novichok poisoning public inquiry delayed amid heightened Russian tensions
Dawn Sturgess died in 2018 after being inadvertently exposed to the nerve agent on a discarded perfume bottle.
Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky.
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
It comes after Ukraine said sites for the country’s defence ministry and state banks had been hit by a cyberattack.
Talks between new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place this afternoon.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says that if a 'real withdrawal' follows the Russian statements, it will be the beginning of a real de-escalation.
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said that there should be 'cautious optimism', but there are no signs of de-escalation on the ground.
Putin slams Western 'provocation' as he holds almost 3 hrs of calls with Biden and Macron
Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony
President Vladimir Putin’s long-time foe is charged with fraud and contempt of court.
Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
It comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is visiting Ukraine, urged Moscow “to take up the existing offers of dialogue”.
The US has warned that Moscow could invade Ukraine at any moment.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Kyiv for crisis talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Scholz plans to continue on to Russia to hold talks with Putin.
Diplomatic flurry to avert Russia-NATO clash over Ukraine
US officials claim Russia is on track to amass a large enough force, 150,000 soldiers, for a full-scale invasion by mid-February.
Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine “remains imminent”.
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine
Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
‘Very significant’ risk of Russia invading Ukraine, UK warns
Liz Truss has accused Vladimir Putin of plotting to install a pro-Moscow leader as head of the government in Russia’s neighbouring country.
Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.
US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.
NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks
High-ranking officials from the United States and Russia are set to hold talks in Geneva on Monday.
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'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.
Vladimir Putin says he will consider options if West fails to give security vow
The Russian president has said NATO should not expand to include Ukraine.
Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.
Over 1,000 arrested at Russian marches calling for Alexei Navalny to be freed from prison
Many were arrested before the protests even began.
Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms
The Russian president may stay in power until 2036.
Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.
Moscow braces for more protests ahead of Alexei Navalny court hearing
Navalny’s team said there was ‘overwhelming nationwide support’ for the Kremlin’s fiercest critic.
Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia
Protesters defied government warnings to rally from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg in a second weekend of mass demonstrations.
Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.
Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests
Thousands of protesters joined in cities today to support the jailed Kremlin critic.
Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days
Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.
France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.
Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'
Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.
Disinfection tunnels installed to protect Vladimir Putin from pandemic
One was installed at his residence and two more at the Kremlin, according to his spokesman.
Russian security officer dies and five others injured in Moscow shooting incident
The incident came on the eve of the Day of Security Service in Russia.
Hundreds detained during unauthorised protests in Russia
The protests come following a refusal to allow some opposition politicians to run in the September polls.
'Honestly, I'm scared': Over 1,000 people arrested at Moscow rally for fair elections
The rally came a week after the capital’s biggest demonstration in years.