# russia - Yesterday’s News
It is thought the move will lay the legal framework for joining the Russian Federation.
# russia - Sunday 9 March, 2014
David Cameron called Vladimir Putin as it was announced that the Ukrainian PM will meet Barack Obama on Wednesday.
And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?
# russia - Saturday 8 March, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Frank Flannery, International Women’s Day and the missing Malaysian Airline plane.
The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.
The OSCE said earlier today that its monitors would try again to enter the Ukrainian region of Crimea.
No wonder viewers got a fit of the giggles.
# russia - Thursday 6 March, 2014
The decision on whether or not to join the Russia Federation will be put to the people of Crimea on 16 March.
Crimeans will be asked to choose between Russia or Ukraine.
EU leaders hold a summit in Brussels today to decide how strongly to respond to Moscow’s troop deployment.
# russia - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Robert Serry had been accosted by gunmen outside naval headquarters in Simferopol.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia will “not allow bloodshed” in Ukraine.
Don’t worry, Alexander Nekrassov still thinks we’re “great people”.
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.
# russia - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
It successfully hit a target in Kazakhstan, the Russian government says.
Eamon Gilmore met with Ambassador Maxim Peshkov earlier this afternoon over the on-going crisis in Ukraine.
Samantha Power said that Russia was ‘responding to an imaginary threat’ in Ukraine.
Apart from the obvious fear of international violence.
The Russian president is addressing journalists in Moscow this morning.
The Moscow-funded broadcaster, which goes out in over 100 countries, has been criticised for its one-sided coverage of the Ukraine crisis.
The EU has condemned Russia’s “acts of aggression” in the region and called on Moscow to recall its troops from their deployment across Crimea.
The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.
# russia - Monday 3 March, 2014
It comes amid a warning from the US President that Russia is on “the wrong side of history”.
The UK Foreign Secretary has said there will be “consequences and costs” to any military action.
“I can see Crimea from my house…”
Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.
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.
# russia - Sunday 2 March, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Ukraine mobilising for war, John Gilligan being in a stable condition and Oscar Night.
Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.
Gilmore said Russia is obliged to respect Ukraine’s independence.
John Kerry today raised the possibility of boycotting the G-8 summit in Russia.
The NATO council is meeting today to discuss tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Ukraine has put troops on alert after Russia authorised the use of force in Crimea.
# russia - Saturday 1 March, 2014
Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.
Everyone’s talking about John Gilligan shooting, the Fine Gael Ard Fheis and Russian forces in the Ukraine.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the decision stating that it is potentially grave threat to the sovereignty.
The peninsula has become a flashpoint in tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
# russia - Friday 28 February, 2014
President Barack Obama warned of the ‘costs’ of military intervention.
Viktor Yanukovych spoke to reporters at a news conference in the Russian city of Rostov-On-Don.