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#Russia

# russia - Today's News

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN chief to meet Ukraine, Turkey leaders in Lviv

2 hours ago 2,742 Views 13 Comments

The meeting will discuss ‘the need for a political solution to this conflict’, the UN said.

# russia - Yesterday's News

Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine

18 hours ago 25,024 Views 62 Comments

The security analyst assesses Putin’s use of nuclear power as a weapon of war.

Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine

23 hours ago 22,979 Views 26 Comments
Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant
# Blackmail
# Blackmail

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant

Tue 6:45 AM 11,229 Views 6 Comments

He renewed his call for fresh sanctions against Moscow.

# russia - Monday 15 August, 2022

Kremlin critic Navalny says he is in solitary confinement for starting union in prison
# Russia
# Russia

Kremlin critic Navalny says he is in solitary confinement for starting union in prison

Mon 7:54 PM 15,433 Views 6 Comments

Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, was arrested in January 2021 on returning from Germany.

Three killed and nearly 20 wounded in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

Three killed and nearly 20 wounded in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine

Mon 3:03 PM 15,541 Views 7 Comments

Regional officials said at least three people died and another 13 were wounded.

# russia - Sunday 14 August, 2022

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'risks increasing every day': city mayor
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'risks increasing every day': city mayor

Updated Sun 4:37 PM 15,758 Views 19 Comments

Kyiv and Moscow have exchanged blame for fresh shelling around Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which is in Russia’s control.

# russia - Saturday 13 August, 2022

Russia’s military pounds residential areas across Ukraine
# Russia Ukraine War
# Russia Ukraine War

Russia’s military pounds residential areas across Ukraine

Sat 4:51 PM 15,072 Views 21 Comments

The Russian defence ministry claimed Saturday its forces had taken control of Pisky, a village on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk.

# russia - Friday 12 August, 2022

Ireland calls for Russia to end 'illegal occupation' of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Ireland calls for Russia to end 'illegal occupation' of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Updated Fri 12:20 PM 22,065 Views 94 Comments

Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of new shelling near the facility.

# russia - Thursday 11 August, 2022

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling

Updated Thu 10:57 PM 41,345 Views 48 Comments

Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.

# russia - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Russian strikes near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant kill 14 as G7 urges Moscow to leave facility
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russian strikes near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant kill 14 as G7 urges Moscow to leave facility

Updated Aug 10th 2022, 10:53 PM 33,897 Views 24 Comments

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to address the crisis at the nuclear complex.

First Ukrainian grain ship docks in Turkey after being turned away
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

First Ukrainian grain ship docks in Turkey after being turned away

Aug 10th 2022, 6:56 PM 41,721 Views 5 Comments

The top UN official overseeing the deal said the first shipments of Ukrainian wheat are expected next week.

# russia - Tuesday 9 August, 2022

One killed as explosions hit airbase in Russia-controlled Crimea, 200km from front line
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

One killed as explosions hit airbase in Russia-controlled Crimea, 200km from front line

Aug 9th 2022, 10:03 PM 32,932 Views 38 Comments

The defence ministry said it was looking to establish the reason for the explosions but indicated the airfield was not targeted in an attack.

# russia - Monday 8 August, 2022

Kyiv calls for new sanctions against Russia and a demilitarised zone around nuclear power plant
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

Kyiv calls for new sanctions against Russia and a demilitarised zone around nuclear power plant

Updated Aug 8th 2022, 10:55 PM 30,925 Views 79 Comments
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency has warned of "the very real risk of a nuclear disaster" from shelling at the Zaporizhzhia plant.
  • The first grain ship to reach its final destination after departing from Ukraine has docked in Turkey.
  • The World Bank announced it was mobilising another $4.5 billion in US-provided financial support for Ukraine.

# russia - Sunday 7 August, 2022

Four more ships of grain leave Ukraine as new strike hits nuclear site
# Ukrainian War
# Ukrainian War

Four more ships of grain leave Ukraine as new strike hits nuclear site

Aug 7th 2022, 5:54 PM 22,148 Views 29 Comments

Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other for a new strike at a Russian-occupied nuclear plant.

Russia-backed official in Ukraine dies after assassination attack
# Vitaly Gura
# Vitaly Gura

Russia-backed official in Ukraine dies after assassination attack

Updated Aug 7th 2022, 12:05 PM 49,092 Views 20 Comments

Vitaly Gura was reportedly shot multiple times at his home yesterday.

# russia - Saturday 6 August, 2022

First Ukraine grain shipment's arrival in Lebanon 'postponed'
# Ukrainian Grain
# Ukrainian Grain

First Ukraine grain shipment's arrival in Lebanon 'postponed'

Aug 6th 2022, 8:06 PM 33,334 Views 15 Comments

It will no longer arrive in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Sunday as planned.

Russian forces begin assault on two key cities in eastern Ukraine
# Ukraine War
# Ukraine War

Russian forces begin assault on two key cities in eastern Ukraine

Aug 6th 2022, 4:27 PM 11,104 Views 2 Comments

Both cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka had been considered key targets of Russia’s ongoing offensive across Ukraine’s east.

Head of Amnesty Ukraine quits over human rights report
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Head of Amnesty Ukraine quits over human rights report

Aug 6th 2022, 9:58 AM 43,908 Views 46 Comments

The controversy was sparked by an Amnesty report criticising the Ukrainian military for how it has conducted its operations.

# russia - Friday 5 August, 2022

Zelenskyy says Russia must take responsibility for nuclear plant 'terror'
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

Zelenskyy says Russia must take responsibility for nuclear plant 'terror'

Aug 5th 2022, 9:30 PM 15,863 Views 46 Comments

Nuclear power plant operator Energoatom said the plant was struck near one of the power blocks where the nuclear reactor is located.

Three more grain ships leave Ukraine - with one heading to Ireland
# Grain Shipment
# Grain Shipment

Three more grain ships leave Ukraine - with one heading to Ireland

Updated Aug 5th 2022, 4:00 PM 36,190 Views 33 Comments

The Panama-flagged Navistar left Odessa for Ireland with 33,000 tonnes of grain.

Russia is 'ready' to discuss US prisoner exchange - a day after basketball star sentencing
# Basketball
# Basketball

Russia is 'ready' to discuss US prisoner exchange - a day after basketball star sentencing

Aug 5th 2022, 7:48 AM 20,988 Views 27 Comments

Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February after she was found carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.

# russia - Thursday 4 August, 2022

UN chief slams 'immoral', 'excessive' profits of oil and gas companies amid energy crisis
# Fossil Fuels
# Fossil Fuels

UN chief slams 'immoral', 'excessive' profits of oil and gas companies amid energy crisis

Aug 4th 2022, 7:49 AM 14,559 Views 22 Comments

The burning of fossil fuels is the main cause of climate change.

US says Russia trying to fabricate evidence after deadly strike on prisoners-of-war
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US says Russia trying to fabricate evidence after deadly strike on prisoners-of-war

Aug 4th 2022, 6:55 AM 11,063 Views 3 Comments

The Ukrainians killed at the Donetsk prison included troops captured during the fall of Mariupol.

# russia - Wednesday 3 August, 2022

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach
# Sabina Higgins
# Sabina Higgins

'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach

Aug 3rd 2022, 4:31 PM 23,249 Views 41 Comments

Taoiseach says the Irish Government position is that Russia should withdraw, but says ‘peace is something we all want’.

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
# Russian Control
# Russian Control

Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert

Aug 3rd 2022, 11:27 AM 19,397 Views 9 Comments

A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.

# russia - Tuesday 2 August, 2022

First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion began reaches Turkey
# Grain
# Grain

First Ukrainian grain shipment since invasion began reaches Turkey

Updated Aug 2nd 2022, 10:40 PM 18,249 Views 7 Comments

The Sierra Leone-flagged Razoni ship is due to be inspected tomorrow near Istanbul.

Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge
# Russia
# Russia

Basketball star Brittney Griner back in Russian court on cannabis charge

Aug 2nd 2022, 12:31 PM 20,864 Views 17 Comments

If convicted, the two-time Olympic gold medalist could face 10 years in prison.

Ukrainians describe 'difficult' situation living in Russian-occupied cities
# Invasion
# Invasion

Ukrainians describe 'difficult' situation living in Russian-occupied cities

Aug 2nd 2022, 8:08 AM 17,217 Views 3 Comments

Several people living in three regions captured by the Kremlin described their experience under Russia’s new rule.

Three British people to stand trial as ‘mercenaries’ in Russia-backed court
# Proxy Court
# Proxy Court

Three British people to stand trial as ‘mercenaries’ in Russia-backed court

Aug 2nd 2022, 7:14 AM 10,472 Views 6 Comments

Russian state news agency Tass said the three men were refusing to co-operate with investigators.

# russia - Monday 1 August, 2022

Michael D Higgins reiterates condemnation of Ukraine war after controversy over Sabina letter
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Michael D Higgins reiterates condemnation of Ukraine war after controversy over Sabina letter

Aug 1st 2022, 4:41 PM 32,131 Views 53 Comments

A recent letter written by Sabina Higgins to the Irish Times has been criticised over the past few days.

Russia blacklists 39 more British citizens including Keir Starmer and David Cameron
# Russia
# Russia

Russia blacklists 39 more British citizens including Keir Starmer and David Cameron

Aug 1st 2022, 4:14 PM 15,245 Views 18 Comments

Moscow has banned several dozen British politicians and journalists from entering Russia.

# russia - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Russian strikes on southern Ukraine city described as 'strongest so far'
# Mykolaiv
# Mykolaiv

Russian strikes on southern Ukraine city described as 'strongest so far'

Updated Jul 31st 2022, 2:20 PM 33,473 Views 79 Comments

At least one person has died after the overnight bombardments in Mykolaiv.

# russia - Saturday 30 July, 2022

FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 7:50 PM 66,056 Views 141 Comments

Sabina Higgins, in a letter to the Irish Times, called for both Ukraine and Russia to “agree to a ceasefire and negotiations”.

Russia suspends gas supplies to Latvia after deadly prison strike
# Energy
# Energy

Russia suspends gas supplies to Latvia after deadly prison strike

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 5:00 PM 44,129 Views 46 Comments

The company said on Telegram that gas supplies were suspended to Latvia “due to violations of the conditions” of purchase.

# russia - Friday 29 July, 2022

Russia and Ukraine trade blame for shelling of jail holding prisoners of war
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine trade blame for shelling of jail holding prisoners of war

Updated Jul 29th 2022, 6:03 PM 25,780 Views 115 Comments
  • Moscow said at least 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war captured during the fighting for Mariupol have been killed by Ukrainian shelling.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has accused Russian forces of carrying out the attack.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Odessa region to see the loading of grain as exports resume for the first time since the start of the invasion.

# russia - Thursday 28 July, 2022

Five dead, 25 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Five dead, 25 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 3:00 PM 18,105 Views 30 Comments

The strikes hit two hangars shortly after midday local time.

# russia - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Gazprom drastically cuts gas deliveries to Europe via Nord Stream pipeline
# Invasion
# Invasion

Gazprom drastically cuts gas deliveries to Europe via Nord Stream pipeline

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 3:27 PM 30,636 Views 20 Comments

Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy said he hopes the UK’s Boris Johnson will not ‘disappear’ from politics.

Russia retaliates against western media after EU court upholds ban on RT
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Russia retaliates against western media after EU court upholds ban on RT

Jul 27th 2022, 3:07 PM 20,795 Views 38 Comments

The court found RT broadcast pro-war propaganda.

# russia - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas
# Gas Craic
# Gas Craic

Ireland will be exempt from EU's 15% reduction in gas

Jul 26th 2022, 5:11 PM 34,751 Views 26 Comments

The measure will aim to decrease European reliance on Russian gas.

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