# russia - Today’s News
# russia - Thursday 1 May, 2014
Ukraine currently has 130,000 personnel in its armed forces. With reserves, this could be boosted to around 1,000,000.
# russia - Tuesday 29 April, 2014
Meanwhile, Russia’s defence minister has raised concerns over an “unprecedented” rise in US and Nato activity near his country’s borders.
# russia - Monday 28 April, 2014
The US and European Union are readying sanctions against Russia amid tensions over the kidnapping of international observers.
# russia - Sunday 27 April, 2014
The captured men are in Ukraine as part of an Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe verification team.
# russia - Saturday 26 April, 2014
Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.
The sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday.
# russia - Friday 25 April, 2014
The developments prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to voice “great concern”.
“If anybody is out there drowning, I would save them. I used to be a pretty good swimmer, I grew up in Hawaii.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned refusal to take steps to end the crisis would be costly for Russia.
# russia - Thursday 24 April, 2014
Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.
The capsule has been extensively restored to remove all trace of the searing burn marks it picked up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere.
# russia - Wednesday 23 April, 2014
The price for a palm-sized silver coin is yet to be set.
Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.
Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.
# russia - Tuesday 22 April, 2014
The Italian also says the quarter-finals are the minimum requirement for his team this Summer in Brazil.
# russia - Monday 21 April, 2014
The Russian meteor is not as bright as last year’s.
US President Barack Obama had warned Russia that it would face additional sanctions if progress was not made within days.
# russia - Sunday 20 April, 2014
Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.
An accord struck on Thursday by Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union has also been widely ignored.
# russia - Saturday 19 April, 2014
It has thousands of troops along the border with Ukraine, ready to act, it says.
# russia - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Do de doo, turning this corn- AAAAAGH!
Both sides are upping the ante as talks planned for tomorrow.
# russia - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.
# russia - Monday 14 April, 2014
He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s interim president says he supports a ref
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Luxembourg to attend the meeting.
# russia - Sunday 13 April, 2014
Ukraine’s acting president has accused Russia of waging war in the country’s east.
Heavily armed separatist militants launched a series of attacks on police headquarters yesterday and Ukrainian forces fought back today.
# russia - Saturday 12 April, 2014
Gunman have seized a police station, a security building, and hundreds of weapons.
How are the three countries dealing with the disease?
# russia - Thursday 10 April, 2014
Nearly a third of the EU’s natural gas comes from Russia, and about 13 per cent transits through Ukraine.
# russia - Wednesday 9 April, 2014
# russia - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.
# russia - Monday 7 April, 2014
Should he give up the day job?
Thousands of irate pro-Russian activists broke through police lines yesterday and occupied the administration buildings in two big industrial cities.
# russia - Tuesday 1 April, 2014
Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.
# russia - Monday 31 March, 2014
The development follows a hastily arranged summit in Paris between John Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister.
The lack of consensus amongst EU member states over the annexation of Crimea will prove costly for the EU, writes David Moloney.
# russia - Sunday 30 March, 2014
The impromptu meeting will be held in Paris.
# russia - Saturday 29 March, 2014
Crimea will be moving to Moscow time by setting their clocks forward by two hours tonight.