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# Vladimir Putin

This week
19th March 2023 - 24th March 2023
# Russian visit
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.
# Russian visit
Putin tells Xi Jinping Russia is ready to discuss China's plan to end Ukraine war during talks
The Chinese president’s three-day trip serves as a show of support for Putin after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# War in Ukraine
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.
This month
March 2023
# Ukraine
Kyiv denies Putin claim that Ukrainian soldiers entered Russia
A Ukrainian official denied the allegation saying: ‘Russia wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country’.
Last month
February 2023
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.
# Russia
Putin planning to put Sarmat nuclear missile 'on combat duty' after suspending arms treaty
Sarmat is among Russia’s next-generation missiles that Putin has described as “invincible”.
# Ukraine
Biden slams Russia over suspension of nuclear treaty, while Putin tightens ties with China
Wang Yi’s visit comes after Washington and NATO voiced concern that China could be preparing to supply Russia with weapons.
# russian invasion
Putin speech: Russia pulling back from nuclear treaty with US
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address, Putin accused the West of being “completely” responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
# Warsaw
'Kyiv stands strong': Biden addresses crowds in Poland ahead of first anniversary of Ukraine invasion
Biden told crowds in Warsaw that US support for Ukraine ‘will not waver’.
January 2023
# Ukraine
Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# missile threats
Johnson says Putin threatened him with missile strike during phonecall before Ukraine invasion
The Kremlin has disputed the claim, saying there was “no threats with missiles” during the conversation.
# Russia
Ex-FBI agent charged over ties to Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal is accused of investigating a rival oligarch in return for secret payments from an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
# Russia
Russia says it controls battered Ukraine town of Soledar
The Kremlin has made capturing industrial Donetsk region, where the small town is located, its primary objective.
# Airstrikes
Russia will step up exploding drone attacks on Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
The Institute for the Study of War said Vladimir Putin is looking to strengthen support for his strategy among key voices in Russia.
Last year
# Ukraine
Russia has shown no 'meaningful' interest in ending Ukraine war, US says
Putin earlier today told reporters that he hoped the conflict ends “and the sooner, the better.”
# Dmitry Medvedev
Former Russian president says country is ramping up production of 'most powerful' weapons
Medvedev, who serves as deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, did not provide details of the weapons.
# Ukraine
'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 War
Kremlin rejects Biden's offer to talk with Putin if he intends to end war in Ukraine
The American leader made such talks conditional on support by Nato allies.
# Russia
Vladimir Putin says decade ahead is the 'most dangerous' since World War II
The Ukraine offensive is only a part of the ‘tectonic shifts of the entire world order,’ Putin said.
# Ukraine War
Putin declares martial law in Ukrainian regions Russia claims to have annexed
The Kremlin has published a decree saying martial law will be introduced from early tomorrow.
# Ukraine
Ukraine claws back more territory in strategic southern Kherson region
Ukrainian forces penetrated Moscow’s defences in the region, one of the four areas that Russia is trying to absorb.
# War in Ukraine
Pro-Moscow officials say occupied area has voted to join Russia
Neighbouring countries have seen Russians arriving en masse since the draft was announced last Wednesday.
# Vladimir Putin
Putin says military reserves to be conscripted in first TV address since February
The Ukrainian leader warned against giving in to Putin’s threats.
Vladimir Putin was speaking on Russian television this morning.
In his address he said he was partially mobilising Russian reservists and former soldiers.
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
# Defiance
Russian President and Chinese leader hail 'great power' ties at talks defying West
It was their first face-to-face talks since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Chance for peace in Ukraine is 'minimal' at present, UN chief says after call with Putin
“I have the feeling we are still far away from peace,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
# Moscow
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.
# nord stream
EU ready if Russia turns off gas supplies, Commissioner says
“We are not afraid of Putin’s decisions,” Paolo Gentiloni said.
# Putin
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.
# Russia
Ukraine plans international court to put Putin on trial
The plan is for a special international tribunal to investigate Russia’s alleged “crime of aggression”.
# russian invasion
Six months on: How the war in Ukraine has developed over the last half year
Vladimir Putin launched the war on 24 February with the anticipation of a quick victory, but Ukraine has held on.
# Russia
Daughter of Kremlin hardline ideologue killed by car bomb
Russian media has reported that the family of Daria Dugina believe the blast was intended to target her father Alexander.
# Sabina Higgins
'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach
Taoiseach says the Irish Government position is that Russia should withdraw, but says ‘peace is something we all want’.
# Controversy
Fenerbahce refuse to apologise after fans' 'Vladimir Putin' chant
On Thursday, Uefa announced it was opening an investigation into the supporters’ conduct.
Russia to quit International Space Station 'after 2024'
Russia and the United States have worked side by side on the station, which has been in orbit since 1998.
# russian invasion
Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.
# Russia
'I'd take a bullet for first-class person Putin' - former Formula One boss Ecclestone
The 91-year-old made the comments during an interview on ITV’s Good Morning Great Britain.
# Russia
Putin and Macron discuss Ukraine arms, grain supplies
The talks lasted for 80 minutes.
# Russia
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.
# Russia
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.
# Stockholm
Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.