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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Donetsk

This month
September 2023
'Evil' Russian strike on market in Ukraine's Donetsk region kills 17 people
Ukraine’s prime minister said a child was among the dead.
This year
Ukraine says seven villages retaken in counter-offensive
Ukraine also said it made small gains near the eastern city of Bakhmut after launching its long-awaited counteroffensive.
Ukraine denies that Russia repelled its counteroffensive in Donetsk
Ukraine has for months said it is preparing a major counteroffensive, hoping to reclaim territory lost since Russia launched its invasion.
Ukraine claims significant gains around embattled city of Bakhmut
Russia denied Ukraine had made any breakthroughs, saying that reports of territorial losses around the city did ‘not correspond to reality.
Ukrainian troops shoot down Russian fighter amid ongoing battle to defend Bakhmut
Both sides claimed successes in what has become the longest-running battle since Russia launched its invasion over a year ago.
Russian defence minister inspects Ukraine front line as fighting continues in Bakhmut
The defence ministry said Sergei Shoigu had ‘inspected a command post on the front’ in the direction of the southern Donetsk region.
International team blames Putin for supplying missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17
The announcement comes after a Dutch court convicted two Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their roles in shooting down the Boeing 777 almost ten years ago.
UN chief says prospects for peace in Ukraine 'keep diminishing' as anniversary nears
It comes after Ukrainian officials said Russian forces are preparing for a large-scale offensive in the coming weeks.
Two British men missing in Ukraine
The two men were last seen on Friday.
Ukraine denies Russian claim it killed 600 soldiers in missile strikes
Russia said the alleged barracks strike was retaliation for a similar Ukrainian hit.
Putin says he's ready for Ukraine talks if Kyiv accepts 'new territorial realities'
A Russian church leader has also called for a ceasefire in order to celebrate Orthodox Christmas tomorrow.
Last year
Russia launches more than 60 missiles into Ukraine, at least two people killed
Blasts were reported in at least four cities.
City of Bakhmut ‘destroyed’ as Russia continues offensive in eastern Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation “remains very difficult” in several frontline cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.
Rockets strike mayor’s office in separatist Donetsk
According to Russia’s RIA Novosti, the municipal building was seriously damaged by the attack, which local separatist authorities blamed on Ukraine.
Ukraine claws back more territory in strategic southern Kherson region
Ukrainian forces penetrated Moscow’s defences in the region, one of the four areas that Russia is trying to absorb.
Three killed and nearly 20 wounded in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine
Regional officials said at least three people died and another 13 were wounded.
Russia aims to consolidate control of Donetsk region as air strikes hit eastern region
Rockets hit a town of about 12,000 people.
'Relentless' Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine as US promises new aid
Air raid sirens sounded overnight throughout the country’s east and south, as Russia continued shelling cities.
UK says death sentence given to two British soldiers in Ukraine ‘a sham’
Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim were convicted in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.
Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate
The Ukrainian Government estimated early on that around 300 people died and has since opened a war crimes investigation.
Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says
The evacuation of Mariupol was delayed today amid heavy fighting in Ukraine’s east.
Tom Clonan: By force or by diplomacy, Russia wants to re-take separatist territory from Ukraine
Russia’s recognition of the breakaway republics’ ‘2014 borders’ represents a declaration of intent to re-take the region, Tom Clonan writes.
What does Russia's recognition of two eastern Ukrainian territories mean?
Vladimir Putin this evening recognised the independence of the two regions.
Russia is 'on brink' of invading Ukraine, US warns despite ongoing talks
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky.
Emmanuel Macron talked with Vladimir Putin today, before calling Volodymyr Zelensky
Minister Simon Coveney said that the prospect of war in Ukraine is now the expectation
Joint Russian and Belarusian military drills are continuing today amid increased tension with Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
All time
Rip-off McDonald's restaurants have opened in rebel-held areas of Ukraine
Since McDonald’s left the areas in 2014, copycats have moved in to fill the space.
PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.
Bloody fight rages on as rebels claim they now control Donetsk airport
The UN estimates that more than 4,700 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since April.
Ukraine President says country ready for "total war"
More than 4,000 people have died in seven months of fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine back on the brink amid claims Russia is arming rebels
Russia says that the claims are “propaganda”.
Close one: Ukrainian girl has lucky escape from explosive debris
She walked away, seemingly unharmed.
Ten civilians killed after playground and minibus are shelled in Ukraine
Several more people were injured.
Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.
Fears over Ukraine truce as woman killed in heavy fighting overnight
Ukraine, Russia and Moscow-backed separatists signed the ceasefire deal on Friday, but there’s been reports of fresh violence this weekend.
The west says Russian troops are in Ukraine
If true, that’s not good.
No breakthrough in Russia-Ukraine talks (but everyone says they want peace)
A peace strategy was “supported by all without exception”.
100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack
By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.
West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine
Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.
21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site
‘The fact that we are now leaving the crash site doesn’t mean we have ceased investigating the cause of the disaster,’ said Dutch PM on Wednesday.
Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.
Pro-Russian rebels are using Soviet-era posters to recruit new fighters in Donetsk
Dozens of the posters have sprung up around the rebel-held industrial city.