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# Kremlin

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Kremlin
German police investigating suspected Kremlin-ordered poisoning of Russian exiles
Two participants who attended a meeting of Russian dissidents in Berlin experienced health problems shortly afterwards.
Last month
April 2023
# Ukraine War
Putin accused of visiting sites of Russian 'war crimes' in Ukraine
He is said to have met with military commanders in regions annexed by Russia.
# Alexei Navalny
Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny rapidly losing weight after 'suspected poisoning’
The 46-year-old became ill last Friday when he was let out of a punishment cell and put in a conventional cell.
This year
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Young people are fighting to reverse Georgia’s authoritarian trajectory'
As protests erupt in Georgia, the DCU Professor of Politics says the country is at a crossroads but wants to lean into the West.
# Ukraine
'It's killing more of our people': Ukraine denounces 'global indecision' on tanks
Zelensky has said there is ‘no alternative’ but for the West to give Ukraine heavy tanks.
Last year
# War in Ukraine
Russia vetoes UN bid against Ukraine annexations as China abstains
Referendums held in the four regions were labelled as a ‘sham’ by the west.
# annexation
Kremlin to annex more Ukraine territories at ceremony Friday
Ukraine and its allies have denounced the so-called referendums as a sham.
# Putin
Putin signs decree making it easier for Ukrainians to live and work in Russia
The decree allows Ukrainian passport holders who have entered Russia since Moscow’s invasion to live and work there indefinitely.
# Luhansk
Russian army expands grip on eastern Ukraine in move to cut supply lines
Russian forces have taken control of the villages of Loskutivka and Rai-Oleksandrivka.
# Ukraine
War in Ukraine enters 'protracted phase': Defence minister
Putin says Europe’s oil sanctions are ‘economic suicide’
# Russia
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.
# Putin
Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.
# Ukraine
Kremlin crackdown silences war protesters in Russia
The Kremlin has sought to control the narrative of the war from the moment Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
# Kremlin
Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine “remains imminent”.
The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine
Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Ukraine
Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.
All time
# Armenia
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
# United Russia party
Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in Russian parliament
The poll is an important indicator of next year’s presidential poll, as Vladimir Putin seeks to cement his grip on power.
# Duma elections
Putin's party set to retain Russian parliament majority after polls
The vote comes in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown on the opposition.
# Vladimir Putin
Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election
His allies denounced the move as an “act of political censorship”.
# Navalny
Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'
The group, led by critic Alexei Nalvalny, was recently branded an extremist group by a court in Moscow.
# Russia
UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.
# Poisoning
Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues
Navalny went on hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his physicians see him in prison.
# Kremlin critic
EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny
The EU also agreed on sanctions for Myanmar over the military’s seizure of power.
# Kremlin critic
Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny
In his closing arguments, Navalny said that “every moment of this case is obvious legal nonsense”.
# Moscow
Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.
# Kremlin
Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia
Protesters defied government warnings to rally from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg in a second weekend of mass demonstrations.
# a quick chat
Biden raises concerns over Navalny and Russian 'aggression' in Ukraine in first phone call with Putin
The G7 group of nations also hit out at Navalny’s “politically motivated” detention in a statement today.
# Russia
Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.
# Alexei Navalny
Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'
Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.
# Kremlin
Russians cast early votes in ballot that could extend Putin's rule until 2036
The reforms would reset Putin’s presidential term-limit to zero, allowing him to run two more times.
# volodymyr zelensky
Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader
Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.
# Tension
UK regulator launches seven investigations into Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT
The investigations have been launched on the back of the Salisbury nerve agent attack in March.
# when you free?
Trump invited Putin to White House in phone call his advisers said not to make
At the time, Trump is said to have expressed the hope the two countries could return to “constructive and serious dialogue”.
# what do you think
Poll: Should Ireland expel Russian diplomats?
Tánaiste Simon Coveney is going to announce the Irish government’s position later today.
# in the cold
Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)
So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.
# no other explanation
Britain, France, the US, and Germany united in 'abhorrence' over first nerve agent attack in Europe since WWII
Russia’s foreign minister earlier threatened to respond to the deportation of Russian diplomats from the UK by kicking out British diplomats on Russian soil in turn.
# salisbury
UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning
A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.
# Protests
Russia election: Kremlin questions legality of boycott call
Vladimir Putin, who has been in power for 18 years and is expected to easily win another six-year term.
# Alexei Navalny
Thousands declare support for Kremlin critic in Russia's March election
But 41 year old lawyer Alexei Navalny has been deemed ineligible to run in the Russian election due to a criminal conviction.
# Pot Luck
Russia faces a number of issues as it gears up for tomorrow's World Cup draw
The potential threats of hooligans and terrorism still hang over the host nation of the 2018 finals.