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# ukraine crisis
Ex-Estonian Defence Forces chief: 'Neutrality is a luxury only rich countries can afford'
Major General Meelis Kiili, spoke to The Journal about Neutrality, NATO and his country’s plan to fight Russia.
# Ukraine
Timmy Dooley and Billy Kelleher travel to Lviv for talks with political leaders
Dooley said Ireland will have to play its part in providing accommodation “and lots of it” to refugees fleeing Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russia Embassy site used as intelligence and communications base for European operations
The Russian Embassy is located in South Dublin.
# ukraine crisis
Fears of invasion mount as separatist leaders ask for Russia's help against Ukraine 'aggression'
Earlier this evening, Ukraine’s parliament imposed a national state of emergency.
Ukraine has urged its citizens to leave Russia immediately and issued an order to mobilise reservists.
The EU has announced a that a snap summit will take place tomorrow due to the escalating tensions.
Putin praised the battle-readiness of the Russian army and said the country continues to develop state-of-the-art weapons.
Coveney summons Russian ambassador to express Ireland's 'strong views' on actions in Ukraine
Ukrainians in Ireland left 'worried and angry' after President Putin's speech
# ukraine crisis
Militarily, not politically neutral: Martin asked about neutrality on high-profile Berlin visit
Micheál Martin said that if war does break out it would be “catastrophic”.
# ukraine crisis
US sanctions Russia for 'beginning' invasion of Ukraine
Putin has received permission from Russia’s upper house to use the army outside its borders to support separatists in Ukraine.
The Russian President has asked the country's upper house to approve using the army outside its borders to support separatists in Ukraine.
European Union foreign ministers will adopt sanctions against Russia today after Putin ordered troops into breakaway regions.
The Taoiseach met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier , who is suspending the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops into two rebel regions in Ukraine to 'maintain peace'
What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
# ukraine crisis
Russian ambassador to Ireland warns EU sanctions will result in 'proportionate' response from Moscow
Yury Filatov was speaking from his Dublin office as Russian troops deployed to the Donetsk and Lugansk areas of Ukraine.
# ukraine crisis
Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops into two rebel regions in Ukraine to 'maintain peace'
European Union leaders denounced Putin’s decision and warned the bloc will react with sanctions.
Putin signed mutual aid agreements with rebel leaders in the Kremlin.
European Union leaders warned the bloc and its allies will react with sanctions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had convened his own National Security and Defence Council
# Explainer
What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
Vladimir Putin this evening recognised the independence of the two regions.
# ukraine crisis
Timeline: Russia's tense stand-off with Ukraine
Here are some pivotal moments over the past few months that got us to this point.
# Moscow
Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky.
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
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
# ukraine crisis
US says Russia is on the verge of unleashing attack on Ukraine
It comes despite Russia announcing that more troops had been pulled back from the Ukrainian border.
# false flag
Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.
# ukraine crisis
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
It comes after Ukraine said sites for the country’s defence ministry and state banks had been hit by a cyberattack.
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.
Putin slams Western 'provocation' as he holds almost 3 hrs of calls with Biden and Macron
Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'
Voices
Tom Clonan: The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the future of peace in Ukraine and Europe
The security analyst says a Russian invasion of Ukraine could mean the largest conventional ground offensive in Europe since World War II.
# ukraine crisis
Ukrainian ambassador urges Irish politicians to maintain pressure on Russia
Larysa Gerasko’s appearance before an Oireachtas committee comes after days of warnings that a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be imminent.
# ukraine crisis
Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
It comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is visiting Ukraine, urged Moscow “to take up the existing offers of dialogue”.
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.
# Kyiv Embassy
50 Irish citizens register with embassy in Ukraine after being urged to leave country immediately
Ukraine today vowed to keep its airspace open to international travel.
# ukraine crisis
Biden warns Putin Ukraine attack would bring 'severe costs'
A Russian diplomat said Moscow “doesn’t give a s**t” about the risk of Western sanctions if it were to invade Ukraine.
# ukraine crisis
Putin slams Western 'provocation' as he holds almost 3 hrs of calls with Biden and Macron
Russian officials scoffed at the American claims with a Foreign ministry spokeswoman accusing the White House of “hysteria”.
# ukraine crisis
Kremlin urges US to 'stop escalating tensions' as NATO flags Russian troop build-up in Belarus
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg raised concerns about Russian troop buildup in Belarus.
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# Against the odds
Homeless & with a war blitzing their country, Shakhtar still have hope
The Ukrainian side held Bayern Munich to a scoreless draw in their Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie.
Voices
'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.
# deepening crisis
Pro-Russian rebel regions hold vote to split from Ukraine
The ballots are being held in provinces where insurgents hold more than a dozen towns. The US has said they “violate international law”.
# ukraine crisis
Putin threatened with "consequences" if election fails to go ahead
France and Germany are warning Russia it may face further sanctions if Ukraine’s presidential election fails to go ahead as planned at the end of the month.
# ukraine crisis
The blacklist: Russian army chief of staff & 14 others targeted in new EU sanctions
Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.
# crisis
Russian ambassador on Ukraine: 'If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa'
Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.
# ukraine crisis
EU ministers send further Putin warning, as White House says Ukraine escalation comes "with a cost"
Tensions have been rising over the past 48 hours, with pro-Kremlin militants seizing official buildings in orchestrated attacks.
# supply and demand
EU gas shortage concerns, as Putin threatens to cut-off Ukraine's supply
Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.
# ukraine crisis
Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession
The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.
# ukraine crisis
93 per cent of Crimeans want to re-join Russia: exit polls
Crimeans have been going to the polls to decide on whether to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the ballot as ‘illegal’.
# EPP Congress
Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'
Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.
# crimea crisis
Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.
# ukraine crisis
Putin calls end to 'military exercises' as Kerry heads to Kiev
The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.
# ukraine crisis
Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table
Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.
# ukraine crisis
'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up
Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.
# ukraine crisis
Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags
Up to 50 men with weapons marched into the buildings in the Crimea region overnight. Regional leaders have said they will “take measures”.
# ukraine crisis
Unity government to be formed in Kiev, as US stops just short of endorsing interim leader
The White House has called for a technocratic government to be installed to promote early elections.
# kiev
'Wanted for mass murder' --- Arrest warrant issued for toppled Ukraine leader Yanukovych
The interim interior minister posted on Facebook that the ousted president was wanted in connection with the “mass murder of peaceful citizens”.
# ukraine crisis
Russia withdraws ambassador from Kiev as stand-off with Western powers deepens
The US has warned Russia against sending troops into Kiev, with National Security Adviser Susan Rice saying such a move would be a “grave mistake”.