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# Kyiv

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Russia attacks Ukrainian cities overnight, two dead in Kherson
Two men aged 29 and 41 were killed in Russian shelling which hit a dormitory in the city.
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.
Russian airport attacked from own territory, says Ukraine
Kyiv said today that police in the capital were responding to bomb threats as children returned to school.
Last month
August 2023
Russian missile strike kills 8-year-old boy, Kyiv prosecutors say
The Ukrainian air force said that four Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were used by Russia in the attack.
'Almost 15' drones downed over Kyiv, say Ukrainian officials
It was the second strike on the Ukrainian capital in as many days.
Russian drones target Kyiv and damage port facilities vital for Ukrainian grain shipments
Russia struck a grain elevator in the port of Izmail which sits just across the Danube river from Romania, Kyiv said.
July 2023
Zelenskyy visits frontline positions near Bakhmut after nine injured in strike on Dnipro
Ukrainian authorities have said Kyiv’s troops are gradually moving forward near the eastern city of Bakhmut.
White House says Ukraine using US cluster munitions on the battlefield
Washington provided the weapons to Ukraine for the first time earlier this month as Kyiv attempts to retake land lost in the early months of the war.
One person dead as Ukraine downs 20 Russian attack drones and two missles in overnight attack
The 20 Iran-made Shahed attack drones were destroyed “mainly in the Kyiv region”, Ukraine’s air force said.
Two police wounded in apparent suicide bombing at Kyiv court
There were at least two explosions at Kyiv’s Shevchenkivskyi district court.
Russia launches first drone attack on Kyiv in almost a fortnight
Ukrainian officials said all the Iranian-made Shahed drones were detected and shot down.
EU 'unequivocally' supports Ukrainian accession, says Spanish PM
Spain has assumed the rotating EU presidency.
June 2023
Abbey Theatre condemns 'mindless' attack that saw Ukrainian actor hospitalised
The actor had to get stitches after the attack.
'Massive' overnight drone attack on Kyiv say Ukrainian officials
In Lviv to the west, “critical infrastructure” was hit by drones, the head of the regional administration wrote on Telegram, without giving further details.
Zelenskyy urges African leaders to pressure Putin on political prisoners during Russia visit
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to seven African leaders who are on a ‘peace mission’ – they will visit Russia tomorrow.
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 and Russia accuse each other of shelling Kherson evacuations after dam collapse
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the area today and praised the continuing rescue efforts.
Girl, nine, among the dead after latest Russian bombardment of Kyiv
The casualty toll was the most from one attack on Kyiv in the past month.
May 2023
Russia strikes Kyiv in daylight after series of nighttime barrages
Kyiv has faced nearly nightly aerial attacks this month.
Russian air attack on Kyiv repelled as missiles were 'intercepted and destroyed'
Ukrainian officials said the attack was launched from the Caspian sea, where Russian bombers are stationed.
Russia vows 'extremely' harsh response to incursions from Ukraine after attack on Belgorod
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the territory was targeted overnight by numerous drones.
Ukraine claims gains around embattled Bakhmut, but admits Russian progress
Deputy Defence Minister Ganna Malyar said Ukraine had wrested back about 20 square kilometres around Bakhmut.
Ukraine shoots down 35 drones over Kyiv as Russian attacks kill three people
The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said that Russia shelled 127 targets across the country using a vast amounts of equipment.
This year
Barry Andrews: For every day of war in Ukraine, 30 days of landmine clearing will be required
The Irish MEP recently visited Ukraine with an NGO and witnessed the difficult task of demining lethal weapons in a war zone.
At least 19 people killed after Russian strikes hit several Ukrainian cities overnight
Ukraine condemned the strikes and stated that preparations for a highly anticipated offensive against Moscow’s forces were nearly complete.
Ukraine forces cross Dnieper River as experts speculate it may be first signs of spring offensive
Geolocated footage indicated that Ukrainian troops had established a foothold near the town of Oleshky, the Institute for the Study of War said.
Bright flash over Kyiv 'probably' meteorite says Ukrainian Space Agency
A NASA spokesman said it was not a satellite as the one question was “still in orbit”.
Poland to become first Nato member to send fighter jets to Ukraine
Ukraine has repeatedly asked its Western allies to send warplanes but so far no countries had committed to give jets to Kyiv.
'I cried with my daughter': Ukrainians given four days to leave Dublin hotel and find new school
Two sisters with five, eight, and sixteen year old children are being moved across Dublin after living in a hotel for the last year.
Nine people killed as Russia pounds Ukraine with massive barrage of missiles
The strikes cut off electricity supplies to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
A total of 81 missiles were launched, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
40% of the population had been left without power for several hours.
Tom Clonan: At a horrendous human cost, Putin is throwing the 'kitchen sink' at Bakhmut
Ukraine moves to fortify embattled frontline city of Bakhmut as Russia closes in
Moscow has been trying to capture the eastern city for months, though analysts say it has little strategic value.
Ukraine says Russia is pursuing 'attempts to encircle' heavily contested city of Bakhmut
Bakhmut has been mostly reduced to rubble during the longest and bloodiest battle of the invasion.
'Kyiv stands strong': Biden addresses crowds in Poland ahead of first anniversary of Ukraine invasion
Biden told crowds in Warsaw that US support for Ukraine ‘will not waver’.
Tom Clonan: 'Putin's aggression is going nowhere as this war reaches its first anniversary'
The security analyst says Putin’s back is to the wall and the global community must redouble efforts to bring an end to this war.
Kyiv says it shot down Russian balloons as Zelenskyy says troops 'firmly holding' Bakhmut
The Ukrainian president said the situation in the eastern town was the “most difficult” on the frontline.
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.
EU prepares more Russia sanctions as Kremlin readies offensive
Top EU officials met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv today.
Ukraine to push for European Union membership at summit in Kyiv
Ukraine gained EU candidate status in June last year, several months after Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops rolling across the border.
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
Zelenskyy reveals 'several theories' are being investigated over helicopter crash near Kyiv
The crash, which killed 14 people including Ukraine’s interior minister, was not blamed on Russia.