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Moscow-installed authorities claim Crimea hit by drone attack
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Moscow-installed authorities claim Crimea hit by drone attack

The strike came as Kyiv claimed another territorial victory and just days after Moscow said it was strengthening its position on the Crimean peninsula

Explained: How the Crimea has been a battleground for centuries
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Explained: How the Crimea has been a battleground for centuries

From the Crimean War to Nazi Germany battling the Soviet troops during World War II, the strategically vital Crimean Peninsula has witnessed some of the bloodiest conflicts in history

How Western information war inside Russia is giving birth to a new nation
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How Western information war inside Russia is giving birth to a new nation

For the new heroes of Russia, these Americans or Europeans are those who participated in killing their friends or family

Russian military personnel based in Crimea have been piloting Iranian drones: US
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Russian military personnel based in Crimea have been piloting Iranian drones: US

John Kirby, NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications, also claimed that there was clear evidence that Iranian military personnel were on the ground in Crimea

Iranian military personnel on ground in Crimea assisting Russian forces in Ukraine war, says White House
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Iranian military personnel on ground in Crimea assisting Russian forces in Ukraine war, says White House

White House national security spokesman John Kirby said that the Iranians in Crimea were trainers and tech support workers, and that the Russians were piloting the drones, which have caused significant damage on Ukrainian infrastructure

Explained: The missile strikes on Ukrainian cities and bombing of Crimean bridge
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Explained: The missile strikes on Ukrainian cities and bombing of Crimean bridge

While no one has claimed responsibility for damaging the Kerch Bridge, which is important to Russia strategically as a military supply line to its forces in Ukraine, and symbolically as an emblem of its claims on Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has called it a ‘terrorist act’

'Russia trying to wipe Ukraine off the face of Earth,' says Zelenskyy as missile strikes rock Kyiv
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'Russia trying to wipe Ukraine off the face of Earth,' says Zelenskyy as missile strikes rock Kyiv

This recent attack comes in the backdrop of the recent attacks on a bridge that connects Russia and Crimea. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014

Crimea bridge resumes traffic after blast, Russian army leadership changed
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Crimea bridge resumes traffic after blast, Russian army leadership changed

The 19-kilometre (12-mile) bridge was hit by a blast around dawn on Saturday, killing three people, setting several oil tankers ablaze and collapsing two car lanes, Russian investigators said

The West is wrong: Public vote to annex Ukrainian territory neither undemocratic nor illegal
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The West is wrong: Public vote to annex Ukrainian territory neither undemocratic nor illegal

The referendums this week have been clearly conducted under the barrels of the guns and the guns were Ukrainian since the shelling of civilians went on

Explained: Russia's referendums in four Ukraine regions and the potential implications
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Explained: Russia's referendums in four Ukraine regions and the potential implications

Russia's referendum in the four regions, asking people to vote for independence, has been denounced by Ukraine and its Western allies as illegitimate and neither free nor fair

Russian authorities shoot down Ukrainian drones in Crimea as war broadens
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Russian authorities shoot down Ukrainian drones in Crimea as war broadens

In Crimea, Russian authorities said local air defenses shot down a drone above the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. It was the second drone incident at the headquarters in three weeks

Crimea arms depot blast: Russia claims sabotage as Ukraine 'confirms' role of elite military unit
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Crimea arms depot blast: Russia claims sabotage as Ukraine 'confirms' role of elite military unit

Though Ukraine has not officially said anything about the blasts, a senior Ukrainian official told New York Times that an elite Ukrainian military unit operating behind enemy lines was responsible for the explosion. Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea in 2014

Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in deadly string of explosions in Crimea
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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in deadly string of explosions in Crimea

Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blast. But satellite photos clearly showed at least seven fighter planes at the base had been blown up and others probably damaged

Ukraine claims nine Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts; Moscow denies attack
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Ukraine claims nine Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts; Moscow denies attack

Ukrainian officials have stopped short of publicly claiming responsibility for the explosions while poking fun at Russia's explanation that munitions at the Saki air base caught fire and blew up

Explosions rock Russian military air base in annexed Crimea, one person killed
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Explosions rock Russian military air base in annexed Crimea, one person killed

Russian Defense Ministry denied that the Saki base on the Black Sea had been shelled, instead claiming that bombs had exploded there. However, reports on Ukrainian social networks suggested that it was hit by long-range missiles fired from Ukraine

Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia edging closer to Russia referendum
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Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia edging closer to Russia referendum

Russia is now trying to annex the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia, house to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, largely under Russia's control since the first week of Moscow's military campaign, into the Russian Federation

Ukraine bombs key bridge at Russia-held Kherson; Moscow denies any serious damage
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Ukraine bombs key bridge at Russia-held Kherson; Moscow denies any serious damage

The Antonovskiy bridge is the main land supply link between the city and the south bank of Dnipro, serving an important role in the Russian supply lines

Russia-Ukraine war: Volodymyr Zelenskyy says ready to talk to Vladimir Putin, 'find an agreement' with no ultimatum as condition
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Russia-Ukraine war: Volodymyr Zelenskyy says ready to talk to Vladimir Putin, 'find an agreement' with no ultimatum as condition

In an interview, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine will never recognise Crimea as part of Russia, which they annexed in 2014

More than 4.1 million refugees have fled Ukraine since beginning of Russian invasion
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More than 4.1 million refugees have fled Ukraine since beginning of Russian invasion

Women and children account for 90 per cent of those who have left Ukraine, with men aged 18 to 60 eligible for military call-up and unable to leave

Russia, Ukraine nearing agreement, claims Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
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Russia, Ukraine nearing agreement, claims Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Cavusoglu this week visited Russia and Ukraine as Turkey, which has strong bonds with the two sides, has tried to position itself as a mediator