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# Crimea

Last month
August 2023
Russia says it intercepted two drones near Crimea as Kyiv retakes village on southern frontline
Robotyne is located in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, one of four that the Kremlin claimed to have annexed last year.
Russia says it has downed 42 Ukrainian drones over Crimea
It comes a day after Kyiv claimed a special forces raid on the territory.
Ukrainian official says drones have successfully hit naval ship in Russian port
Russia, however, claimed it fended off the attack, saying ships patrolling the perimeter of the naval base destroyed two sea drones.
This year
Moscow and Crimea hit by drones as Russian forces bombard Ukraine’s south
One of the drones crashed close to the defence ministry in the centre of the Russian capital.
Drone hits ammunition depot in Crimea as Russian strikes kill eight in Ukraine
The Moscow-installed head of Crimea ordered the evacuation of people living within five kilometres of the attack.
Vladimir Putin vows to retaliate after attack on Crimea bridge
Putin denounced a “terror attack” and called for tougher security measures after the explosion.
Russia says two people killed in Ukrainian attack on Crimea bridge
The bridge to Crimea serves as a vital link for transporting supplies to Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
Russia claims Ukraine bombed bridge linking occupied Crimea to mainland
The strike came as Ukraine wages a counter-offensive to recapture territory occupied by Russian forces.
Ukrainian city of Kherson to go under curfew this weekend
The curfew will last 58 hours from Friday evening.
Drone strike at Crimea fuel depot while five Russian villages without power after shelling
The fire is reported to have broken out on at a fuel depot in Sevastopol, the main port in Moscow-annexed Crimea.
Ukraine would dismantle Russian bridge if it retakes Crimea, official says
National security secretary Oleksiy Danilov said Russian citizens would be expelled from the peninsula if Ukrainian forces recapture it.
Lorry-sized asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth but NASA says it poses no danger
It was discovered on Saturday from an observatory in Crimea.
Last year
Putin drives across repaired bridge to Crimea in bid to boost Russian morale
He took the wheel of a Mercedes to drive across the bridge linking Russia’s mainland with the peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
UK rejects Russia's claims that it was 'involved' in Nord Stream explosions
The pipeline was damaged in major blasts in late September.
Russia says eight suspects detained over Crimea bridge blasts
The suspects include five Russians along with three Ukrainian and Armenian citizens, according to Russian intelligence services.
New deadly strike hits Zaporizhzhia after Crimean bridge blast
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people.
Three killed as truck bombing damages Russian bridge to Crimea
The crossing was built by Russia after it seized and annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
Zelenskyy warns of 'cruel' Russian action around independence day
Ukraine’s Independence Day on Wednesday, 24 August, will also mark six months since Russia invaded the former Soviet republic.
Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine
Russian officials also called massive explosions at a military facility on the Kremlin-controlled Crimean peninsula, the result of “sabotage”.
Russian strikes near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant kill 14 as G7 urges Moscow to leave facility
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to address the crisis at the nuclear complex.
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.
Separatist leaders in disputed regions Lugansk and Donetsk announced a general mobilisation this morning.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described his country as Europe's "shield" against Russia.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of making a "blatant attempt to rewrite the rules of the international order".
US and Germany demand 'real steps towards de-escalation' from Russia
Russian Ambassador to Ireland says Ukraine invasion would be ‘insane’
US and Germany demand 'real steps towards de-escalation' from Russia
Russia announced the end of military drills in Crimea while Belarus said all Russian troops will leave when joint manoeuvres end.
Russia said tanks, infantry vehicles and artillery were leaving Crimea by rail.
Two Irish diplomats remain in the country to assist any remaining Irish nationals in Ukraine.
Western leaders remain concerned that Russia could still launch an attack on its neighbour.
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
Tom Clonan: The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the future of peace in Ukraine and Europe
All time
Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”
Coveney to open new Irish embassy on trip to Ukraine
Coveney will represent Ireland at the inaugural summit of the International Crimean Platform (ICP).
Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.
14 dead after fire on two ships off Crimea
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to the other.
Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads'
How the Russia-Ukraine naval clash may play out in a Trump and Brexit world.
Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia
He now requires the parliament’s approval for the decree to come into force.
'Unleashing conflict': Ukraine says Russia opened fire on navy ships
At least one serviceman was reportedly injured.
Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17
“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.
Trump fails to rule out accepting Russia's claim to Crimea
“We’re going to have to see.”
Coveney says human rights situation in Crimea is 'deeply concerning'
The Tánaiste has reiterated Ireland’s support for Ukraine on the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea.
Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'
“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.
Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote
The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.
Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.
'They kill you all': Ukraine's Eurovision entry takes aim at Russia
“When strangers are coming, they come to your house, they kill you all and say ‘We’re not guilty’.”
Putin: 'We had heavy machine guns ready so we wouldn't waste time talking'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has revealed details of the secret meeting he held on taking Crimea.
'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.
Tough stray cat miraculously survives kitchen knife in its skull
The knife was removed and the cat is expected to make a full recovery.
Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'
The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.