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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
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Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence

Tue 8:00 AM 10,847 Views 4 Comments

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.

Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
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Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership

Mon 2:54 PM 18,621 Views 27 Comments

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.

NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
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NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia

Updated May 15th 2022, 3:25 PM 30,125 Views 31 Comments

NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
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Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,513 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
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Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,427 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Israeli PM Bennet ‘accepts apology from Putin over Hitler remarks’
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Israeli PM Bennet ‘accepts apology from Putin over Hitler remarks’

May 5th 2022, 7:55 PM 22,378 Views 11 Comments

Russia’s foreign minister made comments about the Holocaust that were deeply offensive to Jews.

Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
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Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine

Updated Apr 29th 2022, 1:50 PM 37,036 Views 33 Comments
  • Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were "captured" by Russian soldiers at a checkpoint near Zaporizhzhia.
  • One person has been killed in a Russian strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary General's visit to the capital.
  • Zelenskyy said the strikes were an attempt by Russia to "humiliate" the UN and everything it represents.
Kyiv hit by Russian air strikes as UN Secretary General visits
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Kyiv hit by Russian air strikes as UN Secretary General visits

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 60,155 Views 46 Comments

Antonio Guterres urged Russia to cooperate with the International Criminal Court investigations into possible war crimes.

West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
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West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase

Apr 19th 2022, 11:05 PM 15,394 Views 13 Comments

Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.

European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports
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European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports

Apr 7th 2022, 8:41 PM 9,551 Views 4 Comments

The deal was given the final political go-ahead in a meeting of EU ambassadors and will be enacted once published in the EU’s official journal.

Superyacht worth over €100 million and owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US
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Superyacht worth over €100 million and owned by oligarch with close ties to Putin seized by US

Apr 4th 2022, 8:34 PM 34,828 Views 26 Comments

The Tango is a 254-foot vessel carrying a Cook Islands flag, a Civil Guard source said.

Russia 'regrouping for powerful strikes' as Putin threatens to turn off European gas supplies
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Russia 'regrouping for powerful strikes' as Putin threatens to turn off European gas supplies

Apr 1st 2022, 7:02 AM 25,717 Views 29 Comments

The Russian leader has demanded payments for gas in rubles.

Putin is being misinformed by advisers on Russia's performance in Ukraine - US intelligence
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Putin is being misinformed by advisers on Russia's performance in Ukraine - US intelligence

Mar 30th 2022, 4:58 PM 26,725 Views 19 Comments

Reports concluded Putin was unaware the military had been using and losing conscripts in Ukraine.

Scepticism over Russian pledge to de-escalate campaign around Kyiv after 'positive' peace talks
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Scepticism over Russian pledge to de-escalate campaign around Kyiv after 'positive' peace talks

Mar 30th 2022, 7:19 AM 8,306 Views 8 Comments

Russia’s deputy defence minister Alexander Fomin said the country would “radically, by several times reduce the military activity” around Kyiv and Chernigiv.

Blinken stresses US does not seek Moscow 'regime change' after Biden's 'unscripted' comment
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Blinken stresses US does not seek Moscow 'regime change' after Biden's 'unscripted' comment

Mar 27th 2022, 4:09 PM 31,980 Views 64 Comments

The US President’s apparently unscripted call caused the White House to scramble to row back on the remark.

Russian star Medvedev responds to Wimbledon ban threat
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Russian star Medvedev responds to Wimbledon ban threat

Mar 24th 2022, 10:29 PM 12,119 Views 2 Comments

He was reluctant to be drawn on the subject.

Zelenskyy warns of 'third World War' if negotiations on invasion fail
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Zelenskyy warns of 'third World War' if negotiations on invasion fail

Mar 20th 2022, 7:58 PM 65,516 Views 48 Comments

“Russian forces have come to exterminate us, to kill us,” said Zelenskyy.

Emmanuel Macron lashes UK for not doing enough for Ukraine’s refugees
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Emmanuel Macron lashes UK for not doing enough for Ukraine’s refugees

Mar 12th 2022, 9:58 AM 25,836 Views 22 Comments

The French president criticised Boris Johnson’s Government over a policy which requires visa applications to be made in person in Brussels or Paris.

China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support
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China pulls Premier League coverage over Ukraine support

Mar 6th 2022, 3:31 PM 11,549 Views 4 Comments

President Xi Jinping and Russian leader Vladimir Putin declared in Beijing last month that their friendship had ‘no limits’.

Gardaí investigate paint attack on entrance of Russian-owned Aughinish Alumina plant
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Gardaí investigate paint attack on entrance of Russian-owned Aughinish Alumina plant

Mar 2nd 2022, 6:46 PM 40,411 Views 0 Comments

The paint was poured on a sign at Aughinish Alumina, located on the Shannon Estuary at Foynes, Co Limerick.

Dortmund cancel Schroeder's membership over Russia links
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Dortmund cancel Schroeder's membership over Russia links

Mar 2nd 2022, 5:36 PM 7,648 Views 2 Comments

The 77-year-old was German Chancellor from 1998 to 2005.

Man United players plead for peace in Ukraine
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Man United players plead for peace in Ukraine

Feb 26th 2022, 3:42 PM 5,718 Views 14 Comments

Ukrainian flags were also waved among the crowd at Old Trafford as a show of support for the beleaguered nation.

Biden unveils 'severe' economic sanctions to make Putin a 'pariah on international stage'
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Biden unveils 'severe' economic sanctions to make Putin a 'pariah on international stage'

Feb 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 35,540 Views 41 Comments

The US President conceded there was a lack of Western unity for enacting an even tougher measure.

Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine
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Hungary offers to host peace talks between Russia and Ukraine

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 10:27 PM 98,675 Views 90 Comments

The Russian president released another extraordinary video statement today.

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As it happened: Further sanctions from EU as Russian troops advance on Kyiv

  • Explosions in Kyiv before dawn as Western leaders scheduled emergency meeting.
  • At least 137 Ukrainians killed during first 24 hours of Russian attack.
  • A spokesperson for Putin has said the Krelim is ready to send a delegation for talks with Ukraine.
What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
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What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?

Feb 21st 2022, 10:29 PM 38,613 Views 22 Comments

Vladimir Putin this evening recognised the independence of the two regions.

Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
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Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 6:15 PM 75,113 Views 125 Comments
  • 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
Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
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Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion

Feb 17th 2022, 3:10 PM 10,979 Views 22 Comments

Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.

Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
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Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'

Updated Feb 15th 2022, 10:01 PM 67,518 Views 69 Comments
  • 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.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony

Feb 15th 2022, 3:17 PM 11,632 Views 0 Comments

President Vladimir Putin’s long-time foe is charged with fraud and contempt of court.

Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
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Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff

Updated Feb 14th 2022, 10:41 PM 48,500 Views 59 Comments
  • 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.
Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion
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Russia and China issue joint statement declaring opposition to any Nato expansion

Feb 4th 2022, 5:31 PM 16,939 Views 44 Comments

Both countries also agreed on their stance that Taiwan is part of China.

Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics
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Putin hails 'unprecedented' ties with China after meeting Xi Jinping ahead of Winter Olympics

Feb 4th 2022, 9:32 AM 13,399 Views 35 Comments

The two leaders met in the Chinese capital today.

Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
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Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus

Feb 3rd 2022, 11:57 AM 9,643 Views 32 Comments

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.

Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push
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Biden to send troops to eastern Europe amid Ukraine diplomacy push

Jan 29th 2022, 8:05 AM 19,763 Views 36 Comments

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on the need for de-escalation.

Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border
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Ukraine tells West not to 'panic' over Russian troop buildup at border

Updated Jan 28th 2022, 9:05 PM 43,142 Views 49 Comments

Putin and Macron spoke by phone amid deep fears that a Russian troop build-up on the Ukrainian border.

Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
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Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 11:20 AM 18,960 Views 30 Comments

It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
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Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

Jan 26th 2022, 7:09 AM 33,362 Views 65 Comments
  • 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
Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
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Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 3:06 PM 50,911 Views 96 Comments
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
  • Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
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Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 24th 2022, 2:45 PM 19,179 Views 34 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

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