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# Russia

30th November 2023
Russia bans 'international LGBT movement' for 'extremism'
Human Rights Watch said the decision was “jeopardising all forms of LGBTQ rights activism” while the UN deplored the move.
This week
26th November 2023 - 1st December 2023
Finland to shut last border crossing to Russia due to migration concerns
Finland shares a 1,340-kilometre border with Russia and has seen a surge in undocumented migrants seeking asylum on its border with Russia.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Finland to close all but one border crossing to Russia after rise in asylum seekers
Finland last week shut half of its eight crossings to Russia.
Kyiv hospital damaged by Russian barrage overnight, Ukraine says
Ukraine has been bracing for an increase in Russian attacks on critical infrastructure as sub-zero temperatures set in.
Shannon Airport not being used by US to facilitate Israel, Taoiseach says
Varadkar said there is a “double standard” in Europe and internationally when it comes to Israel’s actions in Gaza and Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
Ukrainian army says troops advancing at Dnipro river as drones target Kyiv
The army said it has pushed Russian forces back “three to eight kilometres” from the banks of the river.
Last month
November 2023
Ukraine reports increase in the number of Russian drone attacks overnight
Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 29 of the 38 Iranian-made Shahed drones, the most drones launched by Russia overnight since 30 September.
Ireland “a victim of Russian disinformation”, experts on Ukraine war say
Pro-Kremlin narratives have reached both social and mainstream media.
Ukraine forces report 'successful' operations on occupied Dnipro river bank
The waterway is the de facto frontline in the south of the country.
Ukrainian troops establish position on occupied bank of Dnipro river
A sustained Ukrainian breakthrough across the river would mark a significant tactical success for Kyiv.
Putin approves new restrictions on media coverage ahead of presidential elections
The changes come ahead of the election due to be held next March.
Kyiv region comes under bombing attack after long period of relative calm
Two strong explosions were heard in central Kyiv this morning, with the attack coming after a long period of calm in the Ukrainian capital.
EU executive recommends opening formal membership talks with Ukraine and Moldova
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hailed the move as the “right step” for Europe.
Tánaiste asks China to use influence on Russia to end Ukraine invasion
Micheál Martin also doubled down on comments he gave some months ago which were critical of China.
Russia says it test-fired intercontinental ballistic missile from new nuclear submarine
It was not immediately clear from the statement when the launch was carried out.
Ukrainian missile strike on Crimea shipyard damages Russian vessel, military says
The Russian Defence Ministry said last night that Ukrainian forces fired 15 cruise missiles at the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch.
Zelenskyy denies war at 'stalemate' as von der Leyen says progress made on EU membership
The EU Commission has proposed an additional €50 billion in funding for Ukraine until 2027.
Zelenskyy says Russia targeted ten Ukrainian regions in overnight drone strikes
The Ukraine President said more than half of the drones ‘were shot down’.
Russia withdraws from nuclear test treaty as it denies 'stalemate' in Ukraine war
Putin also said last month he was “not ready to say” whether Russia would carry out live nuclear tests.
Ukraine says Russia shelled 118 settlements in the last 24 hours, more than any day so far
Officials said the overnight shelling in the northeastern Kharkiv region killed one person, and another was killed in the southern Kherson region.
October 2023
Russia accuses Ukraine of playing a 'key role' in anti-Israel airport riot
Kyiv denounced the claim and said Moscow are trying to “shift responsibility” of the riot.
Concern that tented accommodation options for Ukrainian refugees are running out ahead of winter
The number of Ukrainians arriving into Ireland has returned to high figures of between 700 and 800 per week.
Varadkar says EU needs to double down on political, military and financial support for Ukraine
Yesterday, Slovakia announced that it was stopping military aid to the war-torn country.
Russia executing soldiers who fail to follow orders in Ukraine war, says US
The White House has released intelligence findings about Russian actions over the course of the war.
Russia's defence minister flies into embattled eastern Ukraine
Officials in Kyiv say Russian shelling wounded at least eight people in frontline regions on Monday night.
Ukrainian officials say civilians were killed in Russian overnight attacks
Russian shelling over the past day also wounded one civilian in the frontline city of Avdiivka.
Long-range missiles US supplied to Kyiv will only prolong the country's agony, Putin says
It had been a “mistake” for Washington to give Ukraine long-range ATACMS missiles, the Russian president said.
Xi and Putin to deepen decade-long friendship at Beijing summit
Their relationship has been a constant despite a decade of difficult relations with Western countries.
Fierce fighting persists in east as Kyiv reports non-stop assaults on key city
Around 1,600 civilians remain within Avdiivka.
Putin in Kyrgyzstan for first trip abroad since International Criminal Court arrest warrant
Putin is wanted by the court over the deportation of Ukrainian children.
Ukraine identifies suspected informers in deadly strike that killed 50 people at a wake
Two men are suspected of jointly plotting high treason and deliberately collaborating with an aggressor state.
Russia loses bid to regain seat on UN’s top human rights body
In the secret ballot vote, Russia received 83 votes compared to 160 for Bulgaria and 123 for Albania.
10-year-old boy and grandmother killed after Russian missiles hit eastern Ukraine
Multiple-storey buildings surrounding the debris-strewn blast site were scarred by the impact of two cruise missiles.
At least 51 people gathered for wake killed by Russian strike on eastern Ukrainian village
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was attending a European summit in Spain, condemned the attack on social media.
A six-year-old child was among the victims.
A UN official said the images from the scene of the strike were "absolutely horrifying".
Footage published by the Ukrainian police showed a large area of rubble and bodies being taken away by emergency workers.
Russian journalist who protested on TV jailed for over eight years in absentia
Marina Ovsyannikova (45) fled the country last year after escaping house arrest with her then 11-year-old daughter.
Tánaiste warns Russia will try to ‘freeze' Ukraine this winter by bombing energy infrastructure
Micheál Martin said ‘people are conscious of what happened last year’, when Russia was accused of a campaign to weaponise the coming winter cold.
September 2023
Debunked: Video alleging fraud cites baseless claims about Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s assets
Properties in Israel, Miami and near the Sherlock Holmes home in London are cited in attempts to discredit the Ukrainian president
Ukraine, England and Poland's U-17 football teams won't play Russia despite UEFA lifting ban
UEFA argued that a “generation of minors” was being deprived of the right to compete.
Russian Black Sea fleet commander appears in video, day after Ukraine claimed it killed officer
Kyiv said it had killed 34 officers, including Admiral Viktor Sokolov, in an unprecedented strike last week.
Factcheck: MEP Clare Daly ‘mistakenly’ cited wrong fatality figures for Russian invasion of Ukraine
Daly had also said that Ukraine had lost territory, citing Russian annexation declarations.