Maxim Peshkov

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Russian president Vladimir Putin and Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin. One of the major Russian operations based in Ireland is Rosneft International Finance, a subsidiary of Rosneft, which is the subject of EU and US sanctions. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

A number of major Russian companies that are subject to the sanctions introduced following Russia’s assault on Ukraine in 2014 have connections with I(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Protest organiser Brendan Butler holds up a letter to be sent to the Russian ambassador to Ireland urging an end to the bombing of Aleppo in Syria. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A protest against the bombing of Aleppo in Syria was mounted today outside the Russian embassy at Rathgar, Co Dublin. A group of activists help up a(...)

Fiona Corcoran is the first Irish person to receive the Order of Friendship, which is awarded to Russian and foreign nationals for special merit in broad charitable activities.

An Irish charity worker who has helped victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will be presented with an award in the Kremlin this week by Russian p(...)

Ludmila Snigireva, head teacher of Paper Crane, with Olga Butskaya, organiser of ‘Today Children, Tomorrow a Nation’, while preparing the Russian-language library at Scoil Bhride in Shantalla, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

The exploits of a tall policeman named Uncle Steeple and other fables by one of the former Soviet Union’s great literary survivors line the shelves of(...)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun in the Black Sea yesterday. The US destroyer carried out a naval exercise with other ships in the latest display of American military power just a few hundred kilometres from Crimea. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

EU heads of state arrive today in Brussels for the start of a two-day summit which will be dominated by the Ukrainian crisis, as the European U(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ireland Maxim Peshkov: has warned sanctions will involve retaliation, which would have an impact on Irish exports to Russia.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It is strongly in Ireland’s national interest to back sanctions against Russia over the annexation of Crimea(...)

Russian ambassador to Ireland Maxim Peshkov before his meeting with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

  Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has told Russian ambassador Maxim Peshkov of the Irish Government’s deep concern at Russia’s actions in the (...)

RTÉ Prime Time suffered a technical glitch during an interview with Russian Ambassador Maxim Peshkov last night when the the phrase ‘Irish Ukrainians, not Russians’ was played in a loop. Photograph: screengrab of RTÉ Prime Time

RTÉ was left embarrassed and “infuriated” after it suffered a technical glitch during its broadcast of Prime Time last night. During an i(...)

Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said today he hoped the Ukraine crisis can be resolved ’by diplomacy, by negotiation, and that people don’t get into a position where the economies of Europe and beyond are destroyed’.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the situation in Ukraine as “frightening and dangerous”. He was speaking on his way into the weekly C(...)

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