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# Moscow

Last month
September 2023
Putin accepts invitation to visit China in October
Putin said that the two countries are “integrating” their ideas of creating a large Eurasian space.
Russia repels latest drone attack approaching Moscow
Moscow has been targeted by a barrage of Ukrainian drone attacks in recent weeks.
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 shoots down drone headed for Moscow in sixth consecutive night of strikes
Moscow was rarely targeted during the early stages of the conflict in Ukraine though attacks have mounted of late.
Russia says it has downed 42 Ukrainian drones over Crimea
It comes a day after Kyiv claimed a special forces raid on the territory.
Moscow court extends arrest of Wall Street Journal reporter in jail on espionage charges
The 31-year-old US citizen was arrested in Yekaterinburg while on a reporting trip in late March.
Eight dead after Moscow underground river floods during a tour
The victims are believed to have become trapped by rising water levels following a downpour.
Russia says it shot down three drones during the latest aerial assault inside its borders
The air attack is at least the fifth this month over the Kaluga region southwest of Moscow.
Russia tests digital ruble in bid to bypass sanctions
The Russian ruble is at its lowest level against the US dollar since March 2022.
Russia says it downed a wave of Ukrainian drones overnight nearing Crimea and Moscow
Russia said there were no reports of damage or casualties in any of the affected areas.
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.
Russia downs drones aimed at vessels in Black Sea and Moscow as office block struck again
Russia said its air defence systems shot down several drones and blamed Ukraine for the attack.
July 2023
Zelenskyy warns 'war' coming to Russia after office towers damaged as drones target Moscow
Moscow and its environs had rarely been targeted during the conflict in Ukraine until several drone attacks this year.
Russia claims it thwarted Ukrainian drone attacks on Moscow and Crimea
Two office towers in the capital were damaged and while one of it’s four major airports was briefly shut following the attack.
Ukraine downs drones over Kyiv after Russia warns of retaliation over Moscow strike
The Kyiv regional military administration had earlier issued an alert for drone attacks and warned residents to stay in shelters.
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.
Kyiv says 60,000 tonnes of grain destroyed in Odesa attack as fire breaks out at Crimea military site
Russian authorities have ordered the temporary evacuation of more than 2,000 civilians adjacent to the military site.
Ukraine said that 10 civilians, including a nine-year-old boy, were injured in the attack on Odesa.
Over 2,000 civilians have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a military site in Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a conference in South Africa, ending speculation on whether the country would carry out an International Criminal Court arrest warrant against the Russian leader.
Taoiseach apologises to Ukrainian actor assaulted in Dublin during surprise trip to Kyiv
Vladimir Putin vows to retaliate after attack on Crimea bridge
Russia claims it downed Ukrainian drone near Moscow region airport
Several flights were redirected to other airports in the early hours of this morning, Russia’s transport agency said.
This year
Russian court orders trial of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny be held behind closed doors
Navalny is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence on embezzlement charges that his supporters see as punishment for his political work.
World leaders condemn dam attack in Ukraine as flooding and evacuations continue
Officials raced to check cooling systems at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station.
Ukrainian and Russian authorities accused each other of destroying the dam as tens of thousands of residents evacuate.
Explainer: Why would Russia strike a dam in territory it currently controls?
Ukraine denies that Russia repelled its counteroffensive in Donetsk
Ukraine denies it was behind drone attack on Kremlin as Moscow accuses Kyiv of 'assassination attempt'
“We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We don’t have enough weapons for this,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Moscow said Putin was not hurt and there were no casualties.
Kyiv insisted it had "nothing to do" with the alleged attack, suggesting it was "staged" by Moscow.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also cast doubt on the veracity of the report.
100,000 Russian soldiers dead or wounded in 5 months in Ukraine, White House estimates
Barry Andrews: For every day of war in Ukraine, 30 days of landmine clearing will be required
Detained US journalist denied bail as he appears in Moscow court for first time
Evan Gershkovich’s arrest for alleged espionage has drawn international condemnation.
Russian lawmakers back new digital conscription system
If passed, the bill will prevent men from leaving Russia to avoid joining the country’s war effort.
Last year
'We have not gone crazy': Putin says Russia will not be first to deploy nuclear weapons
The Russian president said the threat of nuclear war is “rising”, but said that Russia would only use a nuclear weapon in response to an enemy strike.
Ukraine urges Nato to speed up weapons deliveries following Russian strikes on energy grid
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Vladimir Putin of targeting infrastructure in a bid to use winter as “a weapon of war” against Ukraine.
World Health Organisation says millions of lives at risk in Ukraine this winter
It comes after Ukraine said it had discovered four Russian torture sites in the southern city of Kherson.
Ukraine probes videos which Russia claims depict its prisoners being executed
The footage was circulating on Russian social media this week.
Moscow's delegates miss UN review of human rights in Russia
The meeting had already been postponed twice from its planned date in March
Russian police disperse protests against army mobilisation in Russia
More than 300 people demonstrating against the mobilisation of reservists to fight in Ukraine were arrested in Moscow.
EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.
Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin
Hundreds of mourners, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, lined up to file past Gorbachev’s open casket.
Chief of Russia's largest private oil company dies ‘in fall from hospital window’
News reports said Ravil Maganov’s body was found in the grounds of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
Putin signs decree making it easier for Ukrainians to live and work in Russia
The decree allows Ukrainian passport holders who have entered Russia since Moscow’s invasion to live and work there indefinitely.
Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk
The Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian troops in the opening weeks of the February invasion and has remained on the front line ever since.
Dennis Rodman planning Russia trip - reports
The former player is seeking the release of imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner.
US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession in Russia
Griner was detained in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.
Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk
The men were accused of being “mercenaries” after fighting with Ukrainian troops.
Fighting rages on 100th day of Russian invasion as Zelenskyy says 'victory' will be Ukraine's
The sombre milestone came as Kyiv announced Moscow was now in control of a fifth of Ukrainian territory.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny loses appeal against nine-year prison sentence
The new sentence will replace the one he was handed in February 2021, meaning he will remain behind bars for another eight years.