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# russia - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy Flippin' Hell

Ukraine’s dolphin army has joined the Russian Navy

The combat dolphin unit is based in Crimea.

# russia - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ukraine far-right leader shot dead in gunfight with police

Oleksandr Muzytchko, better known as “Sashko Bilyi”, died after a gun battle with Ukrainian elite police.

# russia - Monday 24 March, 2014

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

Russian thugs beat up St Patrick’s flashmob after mistaking it for gay activists

Police said the fight was based on a “misunderstanding”.

Russia seizes another Crimean military base

Ukrainian marines were carried out of the base with their hands tied by Russian troops.

# russia - Sunday 23 March, 2014

“The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine”: Kiev fears Russia ready to attack

The country’s interim leaders say they fear an imminent invasion, following the fall of their last airbase in Crimea.

# russia - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Patrick Nulty resigned unexpectedly, a veteran republican appeared in court over the Jean McConville case… and Margaretta D’Arcy was released from prison.

# russia - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the youths arrested over St. Patrick’s Day assault, Leo Varadkar and Callinan and those no make-up selfies.

US and Russia impose sanctions on each other over the crisis in Crimea

The latest measures by the US is being described as the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.

# russia - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

# russia - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.

“Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen” PM claims

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said a soldier was shot dead in Crimea, leading to the defence ministry to allow soldiers to “use arms”.

8 things that have been said and done on the Crimean crisis today

The process of integration has started and the international community isn’t happy as Russia sets itself up as a powerful entity once more.

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

# russia - Monday 17 March, 2014

Crimea officially asks to rejoin Russia in Cold War-style stand-off

The final tally shows 96.6 per cent of voters in Crimea chose to secede from Ukraine and rejoin Russia.

Poll: Should Europe accept that Crimea wants to rejoin Russia? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Europe accept that Crimea wants to rejoin Russia?

Voters in Crimea overwhelmingly endorsed a referendum to split from Ukraine. What do you think – should they go ahead with it or not?

The 9 at 9: St Patrick’s Day

Morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know this St Patrick’s Day.

# russia - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Investigations continued into two Dublin murders, Crimea voted… and the triumphant BOD & co. returned home.

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’.

Ukraine and Russia agree a ‘temporary’ Crimea truce

Citizens in Crimea are voting in a referendum today on whether the region should break away from Ukraine.

Will Crimea break away from Ukraine for Russia? The people decide today

The referendum on secession is taking place today, with Russia saying it will recognise the vote.

# russia - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

That edge-of-seat Six Nations victory is dominating the headlines. There were also startling new developments in the search for flight MH370.

Russia isolated as China abstains from UN vote on Crimea

Moscow has vetoed a resolution criticising tomorrow’s succession referendum in Crimea. China, which often backs Russia, abstained from the UN vote.

“Putin, get out of Ukraine”: 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally… in Moscow

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# russia - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# russia - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Crimean lawmakers’ vote for independence ‘does not violate international law’

It is thought the move will lay the legal framework for joining the Russian Federation.

# russia - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Cameron calls Putin and the Russian President says he wants “diplomatic solution”

David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?

# russia - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

Gunfire keeps monitors from Crimea as Russia ups threats

The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

From The Daily Edge This Channel 4 subtitle gaffe is amusingly apt Whoops

This Channel 4 subtitle gaffe is amusingly apt

No wonder viewers got a fit of the giggles.

# russia - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Crimean assembly to be dissolved after request to join Russia

The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.

Crimea is to hold referendum on whether or not to join Russia

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

Russia under pressure as EU, UN hold emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.

# russia - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

United Nations envoy told by gunmen to “leave Crimea”… so he’s going to

Robert Serry had been accosted by gunmen outside naval headquarters in Simferopol.