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# Crimea

Last month
May 2023
# War in Ukraine
Ukrainian city of Kherson to go under curfew this weekend
The curfew will last 58 hours from Friday evening.
This year
# War in Ukraine
Drone strike at Crimea fuel depot while five Russian villages without power after shelling
The fire is reported to have broken out on at a fuel depot in Sevastopol, the main port in Moscow-annexed Crimea.
# Crimea
Ukraine would dismantle Russian bridge if it retakes Crimea, official says
National security secretary Oleksiy Danilov said Russian citizens would be expelled from the peninsula if Ukrainian forces recapture it.
# near-Earth object
Lorry-sized asteroid to come 'extraordinarily close' to Earth but NASA says it poses no danger
It was discovered on Saturday from an observatory in Crimea.
Last year
# Crimea
Putin drives across repaired bridge to Crimea in bid to boost Russian morale
He took the wheel of a Mercedes to drive across the bridge linking Russia’s mainland with the peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
# War in Ukraine
UK rejects Russia's claims that it was 'involved' in Nord Stream explosions
The pipeline was damaged in major blasts in late September.
# War in Ukraine
Russia says eight suspects detained over Crimea bridge blasts
The suspects include five Russians along with three Ukrainian and Armenian citizens, according to Russian intelligence services.
# bridge explosion
New deadly strike hits Zaporizhzhia after Crimean bridge blast
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people.
# Ukraine
Three killed as truck bombing damages Russian bridge to Crimea
The crossing was built by Russia after it seized and annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
# War in Ukraine
Zelenskyy warns of 'cruel' Russian action around independence day
Ukraine’s Independence Day on Wednesday, 24 August, will also mark six months since Russia invaded the former Soviet republic.
# Russia
Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine
Russian officials also called massive explosions at a military facility on the Kremlin-controlled Crimean peninsula, the result of “sabotage”.
# War in Ukraine
Russian strikes near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant kill 14 as G7 urges Moscow to leave facility
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to address the crisis at the nuclear complex.
# Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.
Separatist leaders in disputed regions Lugansk and Donetsk announced a general mobilisation this morning.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described his country as Europe's "shield" against Russia.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of making a "blatant attempt to rewrite the rules of the international order".
US and Germany demand 'real steps towards de-escalation' from Russia
Russian Ambassador to Ireland says Ukraine invasion would be ‘insane’
# military manoeuvres
US and Germany demand 'real steps towards de-escalation' from Russia
Russia announced the end of military drills in Crimea while Belarus said all Russian troops will leave when joint manoeuvres end.
Russia said tanks, infantry vehicles and artillery were leaving Crimea by rail.
Two Irish diplomats remain in the country to assist any remaining Irish nationals in Ukraine.
Western leaders remain concerned that Russia could still launch an attack on its neighbour.
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
Tom Clonan: The next 24 hours will be pivotal in the future of peace in Ukraine and Europe
All time
# Crimea
Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”
# Kyiv
Coveney to open new Irish embassy on trip to Ukraine
Coveney will represent Ireland at the inaugural summit of the International Crimean Platform (ICP).
# Belarus
Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.
# Black sea
14 dead after fire on two ships off Crimea
The fire broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to the other.
Tom Clonan: 'If cool heads prevail, the Kerch situation should not escalate ... but we don't live in a time of cool heads'
How the Russia-Ukraine naval clash may play out in a Trump and Brexit world.
# crisis in crimea
Ukraine backs martial law after confrontation at sea with Russia
He now requires the parliament’s approval for the decree to come into force.
# Sea of Azov
'Unleashing conflict': Ukraine says Russia opened fire on navy ships
At least one serviceman was reportedly injured.
# Explosion
Death toll from attack at Crimean college rises to 17
“There’s a lot of them, the ambulances did not have enough stretchers,” one student said.
# annexation
Trump fails to rule out accepting Russia's claim to Crimea
“We’re going to have to see.”
# Russia
Coveney says human rights situation in Crimea is 'deeply concerning'
The Tánaiste has reiterated Ireland’s support for Ukraine on the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea.
# Let's talk
Tense talks between Russian ambassador and Fine Gael TD: 'You walked into Crimea and took it over'
“Of course you know much more than myself about Russia’s military in Crimea, I’m sure,” the ambassador told Barrett today.
# putin it up to them
Putin's party dominates elections with 45% of the vote
The election follows a tumultuous few years that have seen Russia seize the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and start a military operation in Syria.
# The Heat Is On
Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.
# crimean tatars
'They kill you all': Ukraine's Eurovision entry takes aim at Russia
“When strangers are coming, they come to your house, they kill you all and say ‘We’re not guilty’.”
# Crimea
Putin: 'We had heavy machine guns ready so we wouldn't waste time talking'
Russian president Vladimir Putin has revealed details of the secret meeting he held on taking Crimea.
'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.
# me-ouch
Tough stray cat miraculously survives kitchen knife in its skull
The knife was removed and the cat is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
# Ceasefire
Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine
Petro Poroshenko has said that there are now “good prospects for the peace initiative”.
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.
# shade
Canada and Russia are throwing shade at each other on Twitter, and it's bizarre
So who won the Twitter war?
# mh17
This dramatic radar image shows airlines reacting to the crash of MH17
Decisive measures were taken.
# Ukraine
Ukraine accuses Russian plane of shooting down jet
Ukraine’s Security Council also said their troops had been fired on with missiles launched from a Russian village.
# Petro Poroshenko
Ukraine's new 'Chocolate King' vows not to give up on Crimea
The billionaire ‘chocolate king’ also vowed to avert civil war, the possibility of which still looms in the south-east.
# Bord Gais
The Ukraine crisis isn't hitting Irish energy bills yet, but here's how it might.
The Bord Gais energy index is down five per cent, but risks to the price of gas still remain.
# Victory Day
Pics: "Hello comrades!" - Putin celebrates Russia's victory over Nazism by visiting Crimea
11,000 troops also marched in Red Square as part of Victory Day in Russia.