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#Russia

# russia - Yesterday’s News

Column: ‘After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders’

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

# russia - Friday 12 September, 2014

The EU is targeting Russia’s oil and AK47s in its latest round of sanctions

Meanwhile in Ukraine, the UN has launched a food aid operation in the war-torn east of the country.

# russia - Thursday 11 September, 2014

US intensifies sanctions to punish Russia

Barack Obama said that the action comes after Russia’s latest attempts to destabilise Ukraine.

# russia - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko has said that there are now “good prospects for the peace initiative”.

# russia - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Flight MH17 broke up in the air after being pierced by ‘high-energy objects’

The Dutch Safety Board has published its first report into the deadly incident today.

From The Daily Edge Russian man reverses out of his garage straight into a massive tornado Windy Out

Russia’s threatening to block its airspace – Irish airlines say it’s grand

If Russia did press ahead with a ban, it would have an impact on some European airlines, but this move would likely hurt Russia more than anyone.

# russia - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# russia - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight

Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.

# russia - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the fatal stab attack at a hospital in Waterford, the Charleville tragedy, James Reilly, and a 25ft granny.

Ukraine church leader says Putin has been “possessed by Satan”

Separately, Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and Putin have agreed that the ceasefire agreed yesterday is largely holding.

Russia warns it will “react” against new sanctions from Europe

There will be a “reaction” if the EU passes the sanctions, the foreign ministry said.

# russia - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ukraine has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels

The Ukrainian President has ordered his troops to cease fire at 4pm.

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction “spearhead’ force to ward off Russia

“This decision sends a clear message — Nato protects all allies, at all times.”

Ukraine expresses “careful optimism” ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

# russia - Thursday 4 September, 2014

MH17 crash report on what brought down plane over Ukraine due next week

The highly-anticipated first report will be released by the Dutch Safety Board on Tuesday.

# russia - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From The Score Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources Political Football

Boycott of Russia’s 2018 World Cup discussed by EU: sources

If the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the tournament may be hit.

From The Daily Edge Watch Spongebob and Mickey Mouse brawl in this bizarre road rage video Road Rage

Watch Spongebob and Mickey Mouse brawl in this bizarre road rage video

Tip: Don’t try to start fights with other drivers. You never know who’s in the back seat.

# russia - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge A Russian bank is giving out cats to people taking out mortgages Cat Melodeon

Sex geckos freeze to death after being sent to space by Russia

Their fruit fly companions survived, however, and successfully did the dirty up in space.

# russia - Monday 1 September, 2014

Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world

On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, TheJournal.ie returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.

Opinion: Putin’s actions in Ukraine threaten to alter the entire security architecture of Europe

The reluctance of the United States to intervene means the EU must radically rethink how it confronts Russian military power.

Putin calls for Ukraine peace talks – but battles continue

Two US Senators have called on President Obama to arm Ukrainian soldiers.

# russia - Sunday 31 August, 2014

For the first time, Vladimir Putin’s raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine ‘statehood’

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday – time to catch up on the morning’s top stories.

# russia - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Meet the new bosses: Poland’s Tusk and Italy’s Mogherini chosen for EU top jobs

The nomination of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take over as Council President will send a strong message to Moscow, amid the continuing Ukraine crisis.

Point of no return?… EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine

Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.

# russia - Friday 29 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it’s bizarre Shade

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

# russia - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

Ukraine accuses Russia of “direct invasion”, Russia says there are no troops in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ambassador to the OSCE said that Russian troops were in the east of the country.

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

# russia - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine

If true, that’s not good.

No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)

A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.

# russia - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border “by accident”

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine’s presidents to meet today

Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.

# russia - Monday 25 August, 2014

Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks

The leaders of Ukraine and Russia meet in Belarus tomorrow.

# russia - Saturday 23 August, 2014

“Time for peace” as Russian convoy returns from Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in talks with Ukraine’s President.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a ‘direct invasion’

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# russia - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.

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