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#ukraine crisis

From The42 Homeless & with a war blitzing their country, Shakhtar still have hope Against The Odds

Homeless & with a war blitzing their country, Shakhtar still have hope

The Ukrainian side held Bayern Munich to a scoreless draw in their Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie.

From TheJournal.ie 'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together Ukraine

'This could become a mass grave,' I thought as we waited there together

As we waited to be evacuated, a shell hit and a woman lost her leg. By the time the ambulance arrived five hours later, she had bled to death.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine Deepening Crisis

Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine

The ballots are being held in provinces where insurgents hold more than a dozen towns. The US has said they “violate international law”.

From TheJournal.ie Putin threatened with "consequences" if election fails to go ahead Ukraine Crisis

Putin threatened with "consequences" if election fails to go ahead

France and Germany are warning Russia it may face further sanctions if Ukraine’s presidential election fails to go ahead as planned at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions Ukraine Crisis

The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions

Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.

From TheJournal.ie Russian ambassador on Ukraine: 'If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa' Crisis

Russian ambassador on Ukraine: 'If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa'

Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.

From TheJournal.ie EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes "with a cost" Ukraine Crisis

EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes "with a cost"

Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.

From TheJournal.ie EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine's supply Supply And Demand

EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine's supply

Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession Ukraine Crisis

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

From TheJournal.ie 93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls Ukraine Crisis

93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls

Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. T├ínaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.

From TheJournal.ie Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win' EPP Congress

Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'

Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions Crimea Crisis

Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions

America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.

From TheJournal.ie Putin calls end to 'military exercises' as Kerry heads to Kiev Ukraine Crisis

Putin calls end to 'military exercises' as Kerry heads to Kiev

The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.

From TheJournal.ie Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table Ukraine Crisis

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

From TheJournal.ie 'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up Ukraine Crisis

'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

From TheJournal.ie Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags Ukraine Crisis

Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags

Up to 50 men with weapons marched into the buildings in the Crimea region overnight. Regional leaders have said they will “take measures”.

From TheJournal.ie Unity government to be formed in Kiev, as US stops just short of endorsing interim leader Ukraine Crisis

Unity government to be formed in Kiev, as US stops just short of endorsing interim leader

The White House has called for a technocratic government to be installed to promote early elections.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wanted for mass murder' --- Arrest warrant issued for toppled Ukraine leader Yanukovych Kiev

'Wanted for mass murder' --- Arrest warrant issued for toppled Ukraine leader Yanukovych

The interim interior minister posted on Facebook that the ousted president was wanted in connection with the “mass murder of peaceful citizens”.

From TheJournal.ie Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens Ukraine Crisis

Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens

The US has warned Russia against sending troops into Kiev, with National Security Adviser Susan Rice saying such a move would be a “grave mistake”.

From TheJournal.ie Ukrainian President Yanukovych gives in to early election demands Ukraine

Ukrainian President Yanukovych gives in to early election demands

The Government has also agreed to constitutional changes and a national unity administration. Word is awaited from opposition leaders…

From TheJournal.ie Kiev protesters seize police base after opposition leaders reject offer Ukraine Crisis

Kiev protesters seize police base after opposition leaders reject offer

‘Euromaiden’ demonstrators seized the building in an early morning raid as fresh clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital.