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# crimea - Monday 24 March, 2014

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

Russia seizes another Crimean military base

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

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - Friday 21 March, 2014

Welcome to Russia... Putin plans firework display to mark Crimea accession

The Russian President has signed off on legislation to absorb Crimea into Russia. He says he will holding off on any return punitive measures, following the announcement of US sanctions.

Fitch downgrades Russia rating as EU adds sanctions to 12 more people

The agency says investors will be reluctant to lend to Russia during the current crisis.

# crimea - 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.

The Taoiseach is back in Brussels today for talks on the Ukraine crisis

EU leaders will also take stock of work on banking union and taxation issues.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - 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.

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - Saturday 15 March, 2014

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.

Two Ukrainians killed on eve of Crimea breakaway vote

The incident occurred on the second successive day of deadly unrest.

# crimea - Friday 14 March, 2014

'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure

The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.

# crimea - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"

The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.

# crimea - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Russian Ambassador asks why the EU accepts "Nazi" elements in Ukraine

Speaking to the Foreign Affairs committee this afternoon, Maxim Peshkov stressed that troops that have appeared in Crimea in recent weeks are not Russian.

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - 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.

# crimea - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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.

# crimea - Friday 7 March, 2014

Pro-Russian gunmen have stormed a Ukrainian military command centre

Around 20 attackers entered the base without firing a shot, report say.

# crimea - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Vitali Klitschko: 'I know better than anyone, no fight, no win'

Yulia Tymoshenko and Klitschko have addressed the EPP Congress in Dublin where the situation in Ukraine has dominated.

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.

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

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

Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.

"A big public show"... Russia Today hits back after anchor quits live on air

“I’m proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth” the newscaster said. Her bosses say she should have “quit like a professional”, in private.

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.