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# War in Ukraine

19th March 2023
# Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities slam 'criminal' Putin for Mariupol visit
The Russian leader took a tour of the city and was seen driving a car.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# War in Ukraine
Russian attacks on Ukraine continue in wake of Putin arrest warrant
The ICC said it was issuing the warrant for Putin’s arrest over the alleged abduction and deportation of thousands of Ukrainian children.
# War in Ukraine
Rumoured talks between Zelenskyy and Xi may be sign of 'wider support' for Ukraine, Ryan says
Chinese President Xi Jinping is also due to travel to Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
# War in Ukraine
UN-backed inquiry accuses Russia of war crimes in Ukraine
The report marked a highly unusual condemnation of a member of the Security Council.
# Ukraine
Martin: Ireland is supporting ICC as it prepares to open cases against Russians
Speaking on CNN while in the US, the Tánaiste said Ireland has provided additional funding to the ICC and other agencies.
This month
March 2023
# Ukraine
NATO chief warns Ukrainian city of Bakhmut may fall 'in coming days'
The industrial town in eastern Ukraine has been devastated by the longest battle since Russia’s invasion.
# The Daly Show
MEPs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly speak to Jon Stewart in European Parliament
It’s understood they were interviewed about NATO involvement in the Ukraine war and what the Irish people think of the issue.
Last month
February 2023
# War in Ukraine
'Extremely tense': Ukraine's troops under mounting pressure in battered city of Bakhmat
Moscow has said it shot down Ukrainian drones targeting civilian sites in Russian territory.
# Ukraine
EU adopts 10th round of sanctions against Russia as fighting in Ukraine grinds on
The sanctions are aimed at undercutting Russia’s finances and military supplies.
# War in Ukraine
China calls for ceasefire and peace talks between Russia and Ukraine on first anniversary of war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has previously called it an important first step to have China involved.
January 2023
# Ukraine
Three killed in Russian strike on eastern Ukraine city of Konstantynivka
At least two have been wounded.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy expects 'strong decisions' on arms supplies at meeting of allies in Germany
Ukraine has called on Western allies to provide heavier weapons to step up the fight against Russia.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine's Interior Minister among 18 killed in helicopter crash near nursery
There was no immediate word on whether the crash was an accident or a result of the war with Russia.
# War in Ukraine
Alleged ex-Wagner mercenary flees Russia seeking ayslum in Norway
A human rights group has published interviews with Andrei Medvedev in which he details his dramatic escape.
# Ukraine
Ukraine races to rescue people from Russian strike as death toll rises to 29
It came as Ukraine celebrated a popular holiday called the Old New Year.
# War in Ukraine
Strike on residential building in east Ukraine kills at least 5: officials
The strike hit the entrance of a nine-storey building, turning several floors into smouldering rubble.
# ukrainians in ireland
Difficult to rule out future use of tents for asylum seekers, says junior Minister
Peter Burke, the Minister of State for European Affairs, said that housing refugees was a ‘wartime situation’.
# Russia
Russia says it controls battered Ukraine town of Soledar
The Kremlin has made capturing industrial Donetsk region, where the small town is located, its primary objective.
# War in Ukraine
Two killed in Ukraine despite Russia 'ceasefire', claims Kyiv
Kyiv and AFP journalists on the ground said there was little sign the fighting had eased yesterday.
# military aid
Zelenskyy welcomes US armoured vehicles for Ukraine as ceasefire falters
The Ukrainian president hailed ‘a very powerful package’ of military aid.
# Ukraine
Russia's New Year raids on Ukraine kill four and wound dozens
The head of the Kyiv police posted a picture of wreckage of a downed drone that featured the words “Happy New Year” in Russian.
Last year
# Ukraine
Ukraine must demilitarise or Russia ‘will solve the issue’, says Lavrov
The Russian foreign minister also accused the West of fuelling the war in Ukraine to weaken Russia.
# Ukraine
Russian shells pound Kherson, leaving seven dead
Ukrainian forces retook control of Kherson last month.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy visits Donbas near 'difficult' Ukraine front
The focus of fighting in Ukraine has shifted to Donbas since Ukraine recaptured the Kherson region.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN atomic watchdog chief denounces 'targeted strikes' on Ukraine nuclear plant
The nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, is currently controlled by Russia.
# Ukraine
Ukraine probes videos which Russia claims depict its prisoners being executed
The footage was circulating on Russian social media this week.
# War in Ukraine
Iran admits sending Russia drones but says before Ukraine war
Kyiv and its Western allies have accused Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out attacks.
# War in Ukraine
UK rejects Russia's claims that it was 'involved' in Nord Stream explosions
The pipeline was damaged in major blasts in late September.
# Case Study
Ukrainian accommodation: Regions readying for increase of refugees as winter hits
The Journal takes a look at how the southeast region has been managing arrivals.
# late late
Lagarde says inflation crisis came from 'nowhere', describes Putin as 'a terrifying man'
The ECB president made an appearance opposite Ryan Tubridy tonight.
# Ukraine
Russia fires rockets at Ukraine and renews ‘dirty bomb’ claims
The attacks come amid growing fears that Russia could try to detonate a device that uses explosives to scatter radioactive waste.
# War in Ukraine
German president takes cover in air raid shelter on Ukraine trip
Sirens went off shortly after the German leader arrived in the capital.
# War in Ukraine
Ukrainians fleeing to Ireland and other countries amid 'increasing power cuts and harsh winter'
An Irish charity has been sourcing generators in stricken cities, with over 1,100 towns losing electricity last week.
# Ukraine
Pro-Russian authorities urge Kherson residents to 'immediately' leave city
Kherson is one of four regions Russia has claimed to have annexed.
# Ukraine
Kyiv says Russian strikes leave over 1,100 Ukraine towns without power
Ukraine has also warned of an emerging “critical” risk to its power grid.
# Ukraine
What are ‘kamikaze’ Shahed drones and how do they work?
In Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, drones have cemented their reputation as a potent, hard-to-stop and cost-effective weapon.
# War in Ukraine
Russia says eight suspects detained over Crimea bridge blasts
The suspects include five Russians along with three Ukrainian and Armenian citizens, according to Russian intelligence services.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy calls for Ukraine 'air shield' after Russian onslaught
G7 leaders said they would hold President Vladimir Putin to account for the attacks but did not say how.