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# Kyiv

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Ukrainian forces pile pressure on Russian-held Kherson as full-scale attack grows closer
The counter-attack comes as thousands of Russian draftees have poured into the region
# 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 War
Hundreds of Ukrainian towns without power after 'kamikaze drones' strike Kyiv
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has labelled the drone strikes “state sponsored terrorism”.
# Ukraine
Putin vows more 'severe' attacks after Russian missiles batter Ukraine
The biggest wave of strikes across Ukraine in months killed at least 11 people.
Tom Clonan: There is now little chance of a Russian breakthrough in Ukraine
The security analyst says Putin’s tactics are failing and the international community must work hard to bring a peaceful end to the conflict.
# Kyiv
Fears of Russian escalation in Ukraine as world leaders address Crimea summit
The Taoiseach said today he is “gravely concerned” about Russian military activity around the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia.
# Ukraine
Irish embassy reopens in Kyiv after working remotely for six months of war
The embassy, which only opened for the first time in 2021, will be functioning with “very limited capacity”.
Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine
The security analyst assesses Putin’s use of nuclear power as a weapon of war.
# Ukraine
Five dead, 25 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine
The strikes hit two hangars shortly after midday local time.
# Solidarity
Taoiseach holds meeting with Zelenskyy after visiting devastated towns around Kyiv on Ukraine trip
Micheál Martin travelled to the Ukrainian capital to witness sites that have been devastated by the Russian army.
The Taoiseach arrived in Kyiv this morning on a visit to discuss how Ireland and the EU can support Ukraine.
He has visited the town of Borodyanka in the Kyiv province, which Russia heavily hit in the early weeks of its invasion.
"The people of Ireland stand with Ukraine and its people in the face of Russia’s immoral and unprovoked war of terror," he said.
At least two killed after 'massive' Russian shelling in Ukrainian city of Sloviansk
Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched
# Kyiv
Taoiseach to travel to Ukraine following invite from Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Micheál Martin will visit Kyiv tomorrow.
# g7 summit
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
US President Joe Biden condemned the first air strikes on the Ukrainian capital in almost three weeks as “barbarism”.
Russia struck a residential building in Kyiv, killing one person and wounding four others.
Zelenskyy is set to join the leaders of the US, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Canada via video link.
The G7 have stressed their unity in the face of Russia's aggression – even as the global fallout worsens.
From candidate to Council: the long road ahead of Ukraine in the EU
No sign of new living cost measures before Budget as Taoiseach says recession is a 'not a given'
# southern ukraine
Zelenskyy vows to retake south Ukraine as Nato chief warns of war lasting 'for years'
Russian forces have directed their firepower at the east and south of Ukraine in recent weeks after failing to take Kyiv.
# 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.
# Severodonetsk
Russia advances in Donbas as EU leaders agree to ban most Russian oil
EU leaders have agreed to put sanctions on most Russian oil imports.
# russian invasion
Ukraine says 'everything' being done to defend Donbas from Russian onslaught
In his daily address to Ukrainians, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians had “concentrated maximum artillery, maximum reserves in Donbas”.
# Severodonetsk
Ukraine says fighting in Donbas has reached maximum intensity as four killed in Kharkiv attack
The Ukrainian president called out the international community for paying too much attention to Russia’s interests and too little to Ukraine’s.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has vowed that Russia will not win the Ukraine war nor dictate terms of peace.
Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called out the West and international community for pandering to Moscow.
Russia is fast-tracking citizenship for residents of two southern regions which it occupies.
# Kyiv
Ceann Comhairle meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv
The trip to Kyiv was announced by the Ceann Comhairle in early May.
# Ukraine
At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.
NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.
# Kyiv
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.
# 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.
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.