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# crimea - 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.

EU offers Ukraine €11 billion in aid, Russia says it has "no control" over militias

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.

# crimea - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental missile

It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.

Tánaiste stressed 'deep concerns' to Russian ambassador over Crimean crisis

Eamon Gilmore met with Ambassador Maxim Peshkov earlier this afternoon over the on-going crisis in Ukraine.

Watch: Irish-born American UN ambassador tears into Russia on Ukraine Samantha Power This post contains videos

Watch: Irish-born American UN ambassador tears into Russia on Ukraine

Samantha Power said that Russia was ‘responding to an imaginary threat’ in Ukraine.

This gas pipeline map shows why Ukraine crisis affects all of Europe

Apart from the obvious fear of international violence.

'An anti-constitutional coup': Vladimir Putin isn't happy about events in Ukraine

The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

# crimea - Monday 3 March, 2014

RTÉ One had a repetitive, 'infuriating' meltdown... and there's already a remix

Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians. Irish Ukrainians, not Russians.

Ousted Ukrainian president asked Russia to deploy troops, security council hears

It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.

Gilmore on Russian invasion: What's at issue here is a clear breach of international law

The Minister for Foreign Affairs met with other EU foreign ministers today to discuss the growing crisis with Russian troops taking over key strategic points in Ukraine’s Crimea.

Russian troops deny threatening assault on Ukrainian army within hours

The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.

Did Sarah Palin really predict that Russia would invade Ukraine? Unflippinbelievable This post contains videos

Did Sarah Palin really predict that Russia would invade Ukraine?

“I can see Crimea from my house…”

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

'A clear violation of sovereignty': G7 leaders condemn Russian troop build-up

Russia’s partners in the G8 have condemned Moscow’s military escalation and cancelled their participation in preparations for the group’s summit in Sochi this June.

# crimea - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Tánaiste to meet EU foreign ministers for emergency talks on Ukraine crisis

Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.

"Russia must stop" - NATO chief

The NATO council is meeting today to discuss tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Obama and Putin stare down over Ukraine

Ukraine has put troops on alert after Russia authorised the use of force in Crimea.

# crimea - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Russia has sent 6,000 troops to Crimea says Ukraine

The peninsula has become a flashpoint in tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

# crimea - Friday 28 February, 2014

US issues warning as Russian military 'now controls Crimea'

President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

Armed men are patrolling one of Ukraine's main airports

However the airport is operating normally, despite their presence.

# crimea - Thursday 27 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, here’s everything you need to know as you get stuck into your Thursday.

Armed men seize Ukraine regional government buildings, hoist Russian flags

Up to 50 men with weapons marched into the buildings in the Crimea region overnight. Regional leaders have said they will “take measures”.

# crimea - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Ghosts of Crimean War return with discovery of French cemetery

The average age of the dead found at a site in Sebastopol was less than 30 years – the discovery could indicate many more bodies were buried in the area.

# crimea - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Stoned to death after taking part in a beauty contest

However, police insist the Ukrainian teenager was killed by a “troubled classmate.”