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# Invasion

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2022
# counter-offensive
Kyiv prepares for harsh winter as Ukrainian soldiers reach recaptured border
‘If we’d had the weapons we do now in March, I’d already be on the Red Square’ in Moscow, a commander said.
# factcheck
Debunked: Protesters outside Russian embassy in Dublin were not chanting Nazi slogans
Putin claimed his invasion was to ‘de-nazify’ Ukraine
# Courts
High Court permits Cypriot firm to buy ships leased from Irish registered company owned by Russia
The proceedings were taken in a bid to beat the US deadline on deals with sanctioned companies and a later EU deadline.
# Invasion
Ukrainians describe 'difficult' situation living in Russian-occupied cities
Several people living in three regions captured by the Kremlin described their experience under Russia’s new rule.
# Ukraine
Five dead, 25 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine
The strikes hit two hangars shortly after midday local time.
# Invasion
Gazprom drastically cuts gas deliveries to Europe via Nord Stream pipeline
Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy said he hopes the UK’s Boris Johnson will not ‘disappear’ from politics.
# War
Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
The dispute comes as Russia’s war in Ukraine takes centre stage at a Nato summit in Madrid.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
Zelenskyy urges G7 summit leaders to help end war before 2023
# Invasion
Russia vows 'serious' consequences over Lithuanian rail restriction on Kaliningrad
Lithuania says it is simply adhering to EU-wide sanctions on Moscow but Russia countered, accusing Brussels of “escalation”.
# growth forecast
Global economy at risk of 'stagflation' sparked by Ukraine invasion, says World Bank
The combination of weak growth and rising prices could trigger suffering in poorer countries.
# Severodonetsk
Kyiv rocked by explosions overnight as Putin warns 'new targets' could be attacked
At least 11 civilians were reported killed in the Lugansk region where Severodonetsk is located.
# Ukraine
'Russia controls fifth of Ukraine', says Zelenskyy as war's 100th day looms
The Ukrainian president said Russia has captured territory that was ‘much greater’ than the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg combined.
# Barred
Wimbledon 2022 ban on Russian and Belarusian players slammed as 'unfair'
The decision was taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Kremlin crackdown silences war protesters in Russia
The Kremlin has sought to control the narrative of the war from the moment Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
AS IT HAPPENED
Russia claims mass Ukrainian surrender in Mariupol, Finland to make NATO decision 'within weeks'
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine halted all humanitarian corridors today saying it is "too dangerous".
Russia's defence ministry has claimed that more than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered in Mariupol.
Finland's PM said the country will decide on whether to apply for NATO membership "within weeks".
Joe Biden accuses Putin's forces of 'genocide' in Ukraine for the first time
Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
# attacks
Ukraine's Dnipro airport is 'destroyed' in fresh attack from Russia
Officials in Kyiv have said that Ukraine is preparing for “big battles” against Moscow’s forces in the east of the country.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy: Devastation in Borodyanka 'much more horrific' than Bucha
Ukrainian authorities are sorting through the ruins of towns around Kyiv.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ukraine prepares for Russian attack reminiscent of 'World War II' on Donbas
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine today.
The UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
Ukraine has warned residents in the east of the country to get out "now" ahead of a feared assault.
A Kremlin spokesperson admitted that Russian troops have suffered "significant losses" in Ukraine.
'Ireland, Slava Ukraini': Zelenskyy labels Russia a 'colonial empire' in historic address to Oireachtas
Sinn Féin's McDonald calls for expulsion of Russian ambassador following Zelenskyy Dáil address
# Invasion
US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy likened Russia’s actions to Nazi atrocities yesterday.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
Zelenskyy will also address both houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow morning.
Horrific images of corpses in the streets, some with their hands bound, have drawn global condemnation.
In a passionate speech, Zelenskyy urged the UN to "act immediately" to punish Russia or "dissolve" itself.
Zelenskyy then aired a graphic, 90-second clip of people killed in towns including Bucha and Mariupol.
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
# Ukraine
Ukraine says it has regained 'whole Kyiv region' as over 200 protesters detained in Moscow
Russia has been withdrawing some of its ground forces from areas around Kyiv.
# Ukraine
Russia 'regrouping for powerful strikes' as Putin threatens to turn off European gas supplies
The Russian leader has demanded payments for gas in rubles.
# Invasion
Ukraine preparing for new Russian strikes in the east of the country, Zelenskyy says
“We will fight for every metre of our land,” the Ukrainian President said after five weeks of war.
# Invasion
Lieutenant General becomes seventh identified Russian general killed in Ukraine
Lieutenant General Yakov Rezanstev was a commander of Russia’s 49th Combined Arms Army.
# Ukraine
Next wave of Ukrainian refugees will be more vulnerable, Oireachtas committee hears
TDs and senators were warned that the crisis in Ukraine will also have a knock-on impact on the world’s poorest countries.
Voices
Tom Clonan: Russia has converted Mariupol into a pressure cooker of human suffering
However, the security analyst writes that the Russian military has been “mauled” on the approach to Kyiv.
# Invasion
Zelenskyy warns of 'third World War' if negotiations on invasion fail
“Russian forces have come to exterminate us, to kill us,” said Zelenskyy.
# Invasion
10 million people have now fled their homes in Ukraine
The UN gave the new statistics on the impact of the invasion by Russia today.
# In summary
Ukraine latest: Evacuations continue as Russia steps up bombardment of Kyiv
Here are the main developments today on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy warns Russian troops of 'day of judgement' for death and destruction in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president said he will punish those who committed atrocities, saying the “only quiet place” that awaits them is the grave.
# Controversy
Russian gymnast's Ukraine invasion symbol blasted as 'shocking'
Ivan Kuliak’s shirt had the letter ‘Z’ prominently placed.
# Dilemma
Andriy Shevchenko’s family opt to stay in Ukraine
The former Chelsea striker said he was unable to persuade his mother and sister to leave the country following Russia’s invasion.
# Ruling
Uefa orders Belarusian teams to play at neutral venues
European football’s governing body added in a statement that no spectators will be able to attend the games.
AS IT HAPPENED
Fighting in Kyiv continues as demonstrations take place across Europe
The latest developments on day three of Russia’s assault on Ukraine.
After street fighting in Kyiv overnight Ukraine's president has vowed 'we will not lay down our arms'
Nato leaders have agreed to bolster their eastern forces as the EU and US announce further sanctions
Here at home, Russia's ambassador to Ireland says he can 'leave any time' as his expulsion is not ruled out by govt
# Resistance
The ordinary Ukrainians who have taken up arms to fight Russia’s invasion
“They gave out the rifles, loaded them for us and here we are.”
# Invasion
Taoiseach: 'Sanctions will have impact - but they won't halt what Russia is doing in Ukraine'
137 deaths have been reported as the invasion enters its second day.
# crackdown
'The pressure must increase': Ukrainian President urges EU to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
A new package of sanctions were announced by the EU, but Zelensky said it hasn’t gone far enough.
# russian invasion
'Higher than usual' radiation levels reported at Chernobyl after Russians seize nuclear plant
Ukrainian authorities said that Russia took the plant and its surrounding exclusion zone after a fierce battle.
# Russia
Thousands attend anti-war rallies in Russian cities, hundreds detained
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been underway since the early hours of this morning.
# Explainer
Russian invasion of Ukraine: Here are the main points to know
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine’s defence.
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant this evening after a battle with Ukraine's defence
Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs is urging Irish citizens in Ukraine to shelter in place or leave the country if they can safely
US President Joe Biden has announced further sanctions against Russia.
# Invasion
Ryanair suspends Ukrainian flights as country's airspace closes to civilian operators
A number of the country’s airports have reportedly come under attack in the past few hours.