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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Kyiv

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# U2
Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people
The U2 band members said they had been invited to perform by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
# Ukraine
Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
The trip is due to take place next week.
# Ukraine
Top US officials visit Kyiv and pledge $700 million in military aid as Mariupol 'on the brink'
The trip by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.
# Ukraine
Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war
The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.
# UN
Zelenskyy calls for meeting with Putin 'to end the war' as Mariupol evacuation 'thwarted'
Ukraine has made a plea to the UN to help evacuate citizens from the city, after previous attempts failed.
# Ukraine
Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit
Coveney visited Bucha and Kyiv last week and will brief his colleagues on what he witnessed.
# Army ranger Wing
Security dispute after ERU Gardaí used instead of Army Rangers for Coveney visit to Ukraine
The Foreign Affairs Minister travelled to Kyiv yesterday protected by armed gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit.
# Black sea
Russian Black Sea flagship sinks after Kyiv claims missile hit
The guided missile cruiser Moskva had been leading Russia’s naval effort against Ukraine in the seven-week conflict.
# Ukraine
Simon Coveney visits Bucha after discussing Ukraine's EU application 'in detail' in Kyiv
The Foreign Affairs Minister is to travel to areas directly affected by the Russian invasion.
Voices
Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy says next few days of war in Ukraine are crucial
In his most recent nightly address, the Ukrainian president accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes
# 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.
# Ursula von der Leyen
Another €500 million EU arms fund for Ukraine proposed, as von der Leyen travels to Kyiv tomorrow
“The Ukrainian people deserve our solidarity,” the European Commission President said.
# War Crimes
Russian forces executed and raped civilians in apparent war crimes, Amnesty investigators find
Russian forces carried out “acts of unspeakable cruelty and shocking brutality”, according to Amnesty International.
# Bucha
Ukraine describes Kyiv suburb as 'new Srebrenica' amid reports of bodies scattered in town's streets
The country’s defence ministry has claimed that local civilians in Bucha were “executed arbitrarily”.
A journalist with the AFP news agency in Bucha reported seeing at least 20 bodies wearing civilian clothing on the town's streets.
Mayor claims that another 280 people have been buried in mass graves in the town.
Ukrainian forces regained control of Bucha this week, following the retreat of Russian troops.
Ukraine says it has regained 'whole Kyiv region' as over 200 protesters detained in Moscow
People displaced in Ukraine need the same ‘generosity and dignity’ refugees received – Concern
# Russia
Russia blames Ukraine for fuel depot explosion as Kyiv denies role
There is confusion over who is responsible for a helicopter attack on a fuel depot in the Russian town of Belgorod.
# Kyiv
Russia says it will cut back operations near Ukrainian capital following ceasefire talks
The announcement has been met with scepticism from the US and other nations.
# pierre zakrzewski
Funeral of journalist killed in Ukraine hears he 'brought hope to the darkest places of the world'
Family and friends of the cameraman addressed his funeral in Dublin today.
# irpen
Ukraine says it has retaken Kyiv suburb and town, as Russia appears to switch focus to the east
The mayor of Irpin said the suburb had been liberated, while a US official said the town of Trostyanets had also been reclaimed.
# Ukraine
Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian officials 'suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning'
The Russian oligarch and two Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered symptoms including red eyes and peeling skin on their faces and hands.
AS IT HAPPENED
Several dead in Kyiv mall bombing; Russia increases air and sea operations
Keep up to date with the latest developments in Ukraine here.
At least eight people were killed in the overnight attack on the Kyiv shopping centre.
Chernobyl staff are rotated for the first time since Russia launched Ukraine invasion.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine will not surrender Mariupol following Russian demands.
# mall bombing
At least six dead in overnight bombing of Kyiv mall as EU condemns Russia for 'war crimes'
“Enemy shelling” had caused fires on several floors and set several cars ablaze, emergency services said on Facebook.
AS IT HAPPENED
Russia uses hypersonic missiles as Zelenskyy urges Swiss to freeze oligarchs' assets
Here are the major developments on the 24th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has admitted, for the first time, to using hypersonic missiles in western Ukraine.
Poland has called on the European Union to impose a total ban on trade with Russia.
More than 3.25 million refugees have fled Ukraine.
# Kyiv
Ukraine and Russia talks to continue today as Zelenskyy says 'any war ends with an agreement'
Over the past day, 28,893 civilians fled the fighting through nine humanitarian corridors.
# 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.
# Ukraine
Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv
This is the first visit by foreign leaders to Ukraine’s besieged capital since the invasion began.
# pierre zakrzewski
Tributes paid to Irish citizen killed while reporting for Fox News near Kyiv
Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed when their car was struck by incoming fire yesterday.
# Kyiv
Russian forces inch towards Kyiv as the siege of Mariupol continues
Air raid sirens sounded this morning in several cities, including the capital Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipro and Kharkiv.
# Przemysl
Przemyśl, the Ukraine/Poland border town where tens of thousands of refugees cross daily
The Journal’s Niall O’Connor will be reporting from the Polish border and in the frontier town of Przemysl.
# russian invasion
Ukrainian meat plant worker in Waterford describes escape from Kyiv amid shelling
Andrii Kovskyi returned to Ukraine to help get his family out.
# Kyiv
Four Irish babies born through surrogacy in Ukraine evacuated from the country
It is understood that the newborns are all safe and well.
# 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.
# Ukraine
10 people killed and others injured as Ukraine's second city Kharkiv hit with heavy shelling
10 people had been discovered alive under rubble as rescue workers cleared debris.
# Kyiv
Missiles hit radioactive waste disposal site in Ukraine’s capital
The report came a day after an electrical transformer at a similar disposal facility in Kharkiv was damaged.
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
# Kyiv
‘People are trying to escape in all directions’: Kyivans on life in Ukraine's capital
Ukraine’s capital city is heading into its second night of fear and uncertainty.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ukrainian and Russian forces clash near Kyiv as EU sanctions Putin, Lavrov
The Ukrainian defence ministry has told citizens to resist the invasion.
Ukraine military vehicles have entered Kyiv to defend the city.
The country's government says it has handed out 18,000 assault rifles to volunteers.
# Ukraine
Irish Government officials have ruled out an Afghan-style Ukrainian rescue mission
There are currently 70 Irish citizens in Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russian troops on the border with Ukraine are 'poised to strike', says US defence secretary
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.
Separatist leaders in disputed regions Lugansk and Donetsk announced a general mobilisation this morning.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described his country as Europe's "shield" against Russia.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of making a "blatant attempt to rewrite the rules of the international order".
US and Germany demand 'real steps towards de-escalation' from Russia
Russian Ambassador to Ireland says Ukraine invasion would be ‘insane’
# ukraine crisis
Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
It comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is visiting Ukraine, urged Moscow “to take up the existing offers of dialogue”.
The US has warned that Moscow could invade Ukraine at any moment.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Kyiv for crisis talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Scholz plans to continue on to Russia to hold talks with Putin.