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# putin - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
# Ivan Kuliak
# Ivan Kuliak

Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol

May 18th 2022, 9:16 AM 27,450 Views 16 Comments

The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.

# putin - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister

Updated May 17th 2022, 9:00 PM 30,517 Views 2 Comments

Putin says Europe’s oil sanctions are ‘economic suicide’

# putin - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Putin likely to have lost a third of his invasion force, says UK Ministry of Defence

May 15th 2022, 5:37 PM 33,164 Views 25 Comments

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Russia must suffer a ‘sustained defeat’ in Ukraine.

# putin - Friday 13 May, 2022

Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
# Putin
# Putin

Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions

May 13th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,776 Views 10 Comments

The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.

# putin - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city

Updated May 11th 2022, 10:55 PM 72,702 Views 53 Comments

The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”

# putin - Wednesday 13 April, 2022

Joe Biden accuses Putin's forces of 'genocide' in Ukraine for the first time
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Joe Biden accuses Putin's forces of 'genocide' in Ukraine for the first time

Apr 13th 2022, 7:20 AM 12,802 Views 80 Comments

“It’s become clearer and clearer that Putin is just trying to wipe out the idea of even being able to be a Ukrainian,” Joe Biden said.

# putin - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

EU looking to add two of Putin's daughters to sanctions blacklist
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU looking to add two of Putin's daughters to sanctions blacklist

Apr 6th 2022, 5:29 PM 40,249 Views 11 Comments

The US has announced it is to sanction Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova.

# putin - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings

Updated Apr 5th 2022, 4:30 PM 18,847 Views 23 Comments
  • Horrific images of corpses in the streets, some with their hands bound, have drawn global condemnation.
  • In a passionate speech, Zelenskyy urged the UN to "act immediately" to punish Russia or "dissolve" itself.
  • Zelenskyy then aired a graphic, 90-second clip of people killed in towns including Bucha and Mariupol.

# putin - Monday 4 April, 2022

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,870 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.

# putin - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

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

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.

# putin - Saturday 26 March, 2022

Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine
# What Next?
# What Next?

Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine

Mar 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 55,982 Views 24 Comments

Dr Brendan Flynn of NUI Galway looks at similar historical invasions and walks through possible outcomes.

# putin - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Boris Johnson targets Putin’s ‘private army’ with new sanctions amid plea to allies
# Brussels Summit
# Brussels Summit

Boris Johnson targets Putin’s ‘private army’ with new sanctions amid plea to allies

Mar 24th 2022, 9:47 AM 38,003 Views 15 Comments

The UK Prime Minister is using a NATO emergency summit in Brussels today to commit to a new package to shore up Ukrainian defences.

# putin - Friday 18 March, 2022

Vladimir Putin addresses rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue assault
# Russia
# Russia

Vladimir Putin addresses rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue assault

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 4:01 PM 73,008 Views 75 Comments

He praised his country’s forces at the rally to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia annexing the Crimea from Ukraine.

# putin - Friday 11 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
# Cities Under Siege
# Cities Under Siege

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war

Mar 11th 2022, 5:57 PM 23,205 Views 9 Comments

The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.

# putin - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Reader Q&A: Your questions about the Russian invasion of Ukraine answered
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Reader Q&A: Your questions about the Russian invasion of Ukraine answered

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 9:30 AM 36,578 Views 14 Comments
  • Earlier this week, we asked for your questions about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • We spoke to experts about nuclear weapons, Nato and why Putin started this war.
What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?
# Investigation
# Investigation

What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?

Updated Mar 5th 2022, 8:22 AM 23,080 Views 35 Comments

An Irish expert believes Putin has committed war crimes but says it will be down to international investigators to make the case.

Pence takes swipe at Trump and ‘apologists for Putin’
# Attack
# Attack

Pence takes swipe at Trump and ‘apologists for Putin’

Mar 5th 2022, 7:41 AM 67,156 Views 21 Comments

Trump has repeatedly used language that has been criticised as deferential to Putin.

# putin - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
# Propaganda Machine
# Propaganda Machine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:24 PM 26,932 Views 12 Comments

The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.

# putin - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Ukrainian issues emotional plea to Boris Johnson for no-fly zone to prevent Russian bombing
# No-Fly Zone
# No-Fly Zone

Ukrainian issues emotional plea to Boris Johnson for no-fly zone to prevent Russian bombing

Mar 1st 2022, 2:05 PM 21,601 Views 28 Comments

Journalist Daria Kaleniuk told Boris Johnson in Warsaw that he must do more to protect civilians in Ukraine.

# putin - Saturday 26 February, 2022

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

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.

# putin - Friday 25 February, 2022

EU agrees to freeze Putin, Lavrov assets over Ukraine invasion
# Assets
# Assets

EU agrees to freeze Putin, Lavrov assets over Ukraine invasion

Updated Feb 25th 2022, 6:54 PM 31,480 Views 29 Comments

The measures were added after being raised in overnight discussions by EU leaders.

Freezing assets of Putin and Lavrov ‘absolutely appropriate’ – Simon Coveney
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Freezing assets of Putin and Lavrov ‘absolutely appropriate’ – Simon Coveney

Feb 25th 2022, 5:18 PM 13,223 Views 33 Comments

Coveney suggested Ireland would be open to harsher measures against Russia than those already agreed by the EU.

Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect

Feb 25th 2022, 12:54 PM 16,199 Views 12 Comments

The new measure will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland.

# putin - Thursday 24 February, 2022

The Explainer: Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why did Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine?

Feb 24th 2022, 6:00 PM 10,748 Views 2 Comments

In the early hours of the morning, Ukraine was invaded by Russia. Listen to our latest episode to hear about why.

Timeline: Months of tension ahead of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Timeline: Months of tension ahead of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24th 2022, 10:12 AM 8,706 Views 12 Comments

Here are some of the crucial moments from the last few months ahead of today’s invasion.

# putin - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary

Updated Feb 19th 2022, 11:40 AM 58,433 Views 119 Comments
  • 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".

# putin - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

Putin told me Russia will not escalate Ukraine crisis, says Macron
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Putin told me Russia will not escalate Ukraine crisis, says Macron

Updated Feb 8th 2022, 6:09 PM 21,583 Views 32 Comments

Putin and Macron met yesterday in Moscow.

# putin - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Opinion: Putin's obsession with making Russia great again is driving his approach to Ukraine
# Russian Strongman
# Russian Strongman

Opinion: Putin's obsession with making Russia great again is driving his approach to Ukraine

Feb 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 21,863 Views 19 Comments

Journalist Hannah McCarthy explains the thinking of Russian President Vladimir Putin as his military builds along the border with Ukraine.

# putin - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,309 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# putin - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Russia
# Russia

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 9:43 PM 74,658 Views 91 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

# putin - Friday 21 January, 2022

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

Jan 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,167 Views 45 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

# putin - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia would 'pay a heavy price' if it invades Ukraine, Joe Biden says

Updated Jan 20th 2022, 9:54 PM 51,336 Views 80 Comments

“Let there be no doubt at all, if Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price,” the US president said.

# putin - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What's the latest with Russia-Ukraine tensions and is an invasion likely?

Jan 19th 2022, 3:01 PM 16,479 Views 42 Comments
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine today ahead of talks with Russia on Friday.
  • Moscow has been accused of massing tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine in preparation for an invasion.
  • The conflict in eastern Ukraine has so far left more than 13,000 dead.

# putin - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions
# Military Tensions
# Military Tensions

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin hold call on Ukraine military tensions

Dec 30th 2021, 9:12 PM 11,644 Views 14 Comments

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in the mood for a conversation.”

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden and Putin to hold call amid growing tension over Russian troops at Ukraine border

Dec 30th 2021, 8:52 AM 7,700 Views 20 Comments

The White House indicated that Biden would make clear to Putin that a diplomatic path remains open.

# putin - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia
# Moscow
# Moscow

'An attack on civil society': Court shuts down another human rights group in Russia

Dec 29th 2021, 12:55 PM 9,723 Views 25 Comments

Russian authorities have in recent months mounted pressure on rights groups, media outlets and journalists, naming dozens as foreign agents.

# putin - Saturday 4 December, 2021

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion
# Putin
# Putin

US intelligence finds Russia planning Ukraine invasion

Dec 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 40,044 Views 46 Comments

It comes as Russia has picked up its demands on Biden to guarantee that Ukraine will not be allowed to join Nato.

# putin - Friday 3 December, 2021

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Joe Biden warns Vladimir Putin against Ukraine invasion

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:24 PM 18,837 Views 38 Comments

The US president offered the warning amid growing concern about a Russian build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border.

# putin - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

US warns Russia of 'high-impact' sanctions if it invades Ukraine

Dec 1st 2021, 5:59 PM 16,164 Views 35 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today he wanted “concrete agreements” from NATO that it would not expand eastwards.

# putin - Monday 20 September, 2021

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in Russian parliament
# United Russia Party
# United Russia Party

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in Russian parliament

Sep 20th 2021, 1:26 PM 6,135 Views 12 Comments

The poll is an important indicator of next year’s presidential poll, as Vladimir Putin seeks to cement his grip on power.

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