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# Putin

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Putin will seek another presidential term in Russia
Putin is already the longest-serving Kremlin leader since Josef Stalin.
Russia's next presidential election set for March
The election will take place two years after Russia annexed several Ukrainian regions.
Last month
November 2023
Russia bans 'international LGBT movement' for 'extremism'
Human Rights Watch said the decision was “jeopardising all forms of LGBTQ rights activism” while the UN deplored the move.
Ireland “a victim of Russian disinformation”, experts on Ukraine war say
Pro-Kremlin narratives have reached both social and mainstream media.
This year
Long-range missiles US supplied to Kyiv will only prolong the country's agony, Putin says
It had been a “mistake” for Washington to give Ukraine long-range ATACMS missiles, the Russian president said.
Xi and Putin to deepen decade-long friendship at Beijing summit
Their relationship has been a constant despite a decade of difficult relations with Western countries.
Putin accepts invitation to visit China in October
Putin said that the two countries are “integrating” their ideas of creating a large Eurasian space.
Zelenskyy calls on United Nations to strip Russia of Security Council veto power
Tensions erupted even before Zelenskyy spoke, with the Russian side questioning the decision to allow him to go first.
Biden warns against appeasing Russia as Zelensky takes UN stage
The US President said the United Nations must take a stand against Russia’s “naked aggression”.
Russia denies losing front-line village to Ukraine forces
Ukraine’s General Staff said yesterday that the village was back under Ukrainian control.
Russian defence minister shows Kim Jung Un missiles and warship
The Korean leader visited nuclear-capable bombers as he reached the port of Vladivostok.
Putin accepts Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea
Kim told Putin yesterday he was sure Russia would win a “great victory” over its enemies while visiting Russia yesterday.
Kim Jong Un says Russia will win a 'great victory' over its enemies at summit with Putin
Kim will later oversee a display of the potential of Russia’s Pacific fleet in Vladivostok, Putin announced.
Criminal cases against Trump show ‘rottenness’ of US political system, Putin says
During his four years in the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly touted having good relations with Vladimir Putin.
Tom Clonan: Ukraine's counteroffensive comes at a high price, but Russia is in disarray
The security analyst assesses the first few months of Ukraine’s counteroffensive and the dark rumblings of discontent in Moscow.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Putin's chef' and enforcer Prigozhin is gone - who took him down?
The politics professor looks at the death of the head of the Wagner Group and says once Prigozhin challenged Putin, he was a dead man walking.
UN condemns 'heinous' Russian missile strike that killed seven in Ukrainian city
Zelenskyy said the attack hit in the centre of the city in a square that houses a polytechnic university and a theatre.
South Africa refuses to say if it will act on international warrant to arrest Putin
As a member of the International Criminal Court South Africa would be expected to arrest Putin if he sets foot in the country for an upcoming summit.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: The insurrection has done Putin irreparable damage - what happens now?
The DCU professor of politics says Russia’s difficulties are Ukraine’s opportunity.
Putin 'weakened' by Wagner mutiny, says German Chancellor
Olaf Scholz said he believed the uprising would have long-term consequences in Russia
Ten people - including three children - killed in missile strike on Ukraine restaurant
At least 56 people were wounded in the attack.
Wagner chief goes into exile in Belarus as Russian army begins to disarm group
The Belarusian president said that he had urged Putin not to kill rogue mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin.
Putin tells troops in Kremlin they 'de facto stopped civil war' by Wagner mercenaries
A minute’s silence was held for pilots killed during Saturday’s insurrection.
Zelenskyy urges African leaders to pressure Putin on political prisoners during Russia visit
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to seven African leaders who are on a ‘peace mission’ – they will visit Russia tomorrow.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: The Moscow drone attacks will have a profound effect on Russia’s elite
The DCU Professor of Politics says Ukraine will be keeping its cards close to its chest around any counteroffensive, and with good reason.
Woman who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault asks for Russian citizenship
Tara Reade, who worked for Biden in 1993, said she wanted to stay in Russia and believed she was in physical danger.
Russia steps up bombardment following drone strike on Kremlin
One Ukrainian military official said the capital has not experienced such heavy attacks since the war began.
Russia has launched a series of aerial attacks against Ukraine in an apparent response to the drone attack against the Kremlin yesterday.
Russia has blamed Ukraine for that drone strike.
The Kremlin has claimed the US was the orchestrator of yesterday's drone strike
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
Tom Clonan: Zelenskyy's forces need to begin a push back against Russia in the coming days
The security analyst examines what shape any heave by Ukrainians against Putin’s troops might take.
Barry Andrews: For every day of war in Ukraine, 30 days of landmine clearing will be required
The Irish MEP recently visited Ukraine with an NGO and witnessed the difficult task of demining lethal weapons in a war zone.
Meet the protesters who've been demonstrating regularly at the Russian embassy for over a year
A group of about 50 regular protesters, mostly retirees, are still coming to Orwell Road.
Barry Andrews: Russia at the helm of the UN Security Council from today makes a mockery of it
The Irish MEP says Russia’s assumption of the Presidency for a month makes a laughing stock of a body that stands for peace.
Russian missiles pound city of Sloviansk as British tanks arrive in Ukraine
The tanks are expected to be involved in any spring counter-offensive launched by Ukraine.
Putin says Russia will station tactical nuclear weapons in neighbouring Belarus
Putin said the move is not ‘unusual’ and that ‘the United States has been doing this for decades’.
Putin and Xi hail 'new era' of ties in united front against West on second day of visit
The Chinese president invited his Russian counterpart to visit China this year.
Ukrainian authorities slam 'criminal' Putin for Mariupol visit
The Russian leader took a tour of the city and was seen driving a car.
Russian attacks on Ukraine continue in wake of Putin arrest warrant
The ICC said it was issuing the warrant for Putin’s arrest over the alleged abduction and deportation of thousands of Ukrainian children.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Young people are fighting to reverse Georgia’s authoritarian trajectory'
As protests erupt in Georgia, the DCU Professor of Politics says the country is at a crossroads but wants to lean into the West.
Coup rumours, Oligarchs, and pro-Russia agitators: What's going on in Moldova?
With voters split between pro-western and pro-Russia parties, Moldova is at a crossroads ahead of the next election.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Contemporary Russia is not the USSR - it is arguably a greater threat'
DCU Professor of Politics Donnacha Ó Beacháin takes a look at Putin’s state of the nation address.