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# Moscow

Last month
December 2022
# Ukraine
'We have not gone crazy': Putin says Russia will not be first to deploy nuclear weapons
The Russian president said the threat of nuclear war is “rising”, but said that Russia would only use a nuclear weapon in response to an enemy strike.
Last year
2022
# Ukraine
Ukraine urges Nato to speed up weapons deliveries following Russian strikes on energy grid
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Vladimir Putin of targeting infrastructure in a bid to use winter as “a weapon of war” against Ukraine.
# Ukraine
World Health Organisation says millions of lives at risk in Ukraine this winter
It comes after Ukraine said it had discovered four Russian torture sites in the southern city of Kherson.
# Ukraine
Ukraine probes videos which Russia claims depict its prisoners being executed
The footage was circulating on Russian social media this week.
# Moscow
Moscow's delegates miss UN review of human rights in Russia
The meeting had already been postponed twice from its planned date in March
# russian protests
Russian police disperse protests against army mobilisation in Russia
More than 300 people demonstrating against the mobilisation of reservists to fight in Ukraine were arrested in Moscow.
# russian invasion
EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.
# Moscow
Russians bid farewell to Gorbachev, but without Putin
Hundreds of mourners, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, lined up to file past Gorbachev’s open casket.
# lukoil
Chief of Russia's largest private oil company dies ‘in fall from hospital window’
News reports said Ravil Maganov’s body was found in the grounds of the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow.
# 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.
# United Nations
Fresh shelling at Ukraine power plant as operator warns of radiation risk
The Zaporizhzhia facility was seized by Russian troops in the opening weeks of the February invasion and has remained on the front line ever since.
# looking ahead
Dennis Rodman planning Russia trip - reports
The former player is seeking the release of imprisoned WNBA player Brittney Griner.
# Moscow
US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession in Russia
Griner was detained in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.
# Moscow
Russia sanctions dozens of UK journalists and media figures
The list names BBC director-general Tim Davie and The Times’ editor John Witherow.
# Russia
Two British soldiers and Moroccan national ‘sentenced to death' by pro-Moscow rebels in Donetsk
The men were accused of being “mercenaries” after fighting with Ukrainian troops.
# Ukraine
Fighting rages on 100th day of Russian invasion as Zelenskyy says 'victory' will be Ukraine's
The sombre milestone came as Kyiv announced Moscow was now in control of a fifth of Ukrainian territory.
# Russia
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny loses appeal against nine-year prison sentence
The new sentence will replace the one he was handed in February 2021, meaning he will remain behind bars for another eight years.
# 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.
# Ukraine
Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”
# Oil embargo
Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns
EU ministers today discussed plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russian gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria suspended as UN chief visits Moscow
Much of eastern Europe heavily depends on gas from Russia.
# UN
Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.
# donbas
West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.
# Black sea
Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit
The guided missile cruiser Moskva had been leading Russia’s naval effort against Ukraine in the seven-week conflict.
# Russia
Russia blames Ukraine for fuel depot explosion as Kyiv denies role
There is confusion over who is responsible for a helicopter attack on a fuel depot in the Russian town of Belgorod.
# Ukraine
Scepticism over Russian pledge to de-escalate campaign around Kyiv after 'positive' peace talks
Russia’s deputy defence minister Alexander Fomin said the country would “radically, by several times reduce the military activity” around Kyiv and Chernigiv.
# Russia
Vladimir Putin addresses rally in Moscow as Russian troops continue assault
He praised his country’s forces at the rally to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia annexing the Crimea from Ukraine.
# Marina Ovsyannikova
Russian state TV employee fined for anti-war protest on live news show
Marina Ovsyannikova walked into the Channel One studio with a poster saying ‘no war’ and ‘Russians against the war’.
# Russia
Russia says it could target Western arms supplies to Ukraine
Earlier Ukraine’s foreign ministry said a mosque sheltering 80 civilians was shelled in Mariupol.
# dawn sturgess
Novichok poisoning public inquiry delayed amid heightened Russian tensions
Dawn Sturgess died in 2018 after being inadvertently exposed to the nerve agent on a discarded perfume bottle.
# Moscow
Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky.
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
# ukraine crisis
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
It comes after Ukraine said sites for the country’s defence ministry and state banks had been hit by a cyberattack.
Talks between new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place this afternoon.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says that if a 'real withdrawal' follows the Russian statements, it will be the beginning of a real de-escalation.
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said that there should be 'cautious optimism', but there are no signs of de-escalation on the ground.
Putin slams Western 'provocation' as he holds almost 3 hrs of calls with Biden and Macron
Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'
# Alexei Navalny
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny stands new trial at penal colony
President Vladimir Putin’s long-time foe is charged with fraud and contempt of court.
# ukraine crisis
Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
It comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is visiting Ukraine, urged Moscow “to take up the existing offers of dialogue”.
The US has warned that Moscow could invade Ukraine at any moment.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Kyiv for crisis talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Scholz plans to continue on to Russia to hold talks with Putin.
# Ukraine
Diplomatic flurry to avert Russia-NATO clash over Ukraine
US officials claim Russia is on track to amass a large enough force, 150,000 soldiers, for a full-scale invasion by mid-February.
# 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
# Moscow
‘Very significant’ risk of Russia invading Ukraine, UK warns
Liz Truss has accused Vladimir Putin of plotting to install a pro-Moscow leader as head of the government in Russia’s neighbouring country.
# Moscow
Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.
# Ukraine
US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.
# Ukraine
NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks
High-ranking officials from the United States and Russia are set to hold talks in Geneva on Monday.