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# Kyiv

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# 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.
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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.
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
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‘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.
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.
# Kyiv Embassy
Department of Foreign Affairs says 145 Irish citizens now registered with embassy in Ukraine
The department said that this number “may rise further over the coming days”.
# ukraine tensions
Ukraine welcomes February talks with Russia to defuse crisis
It comes after Russia said the US was failing to address its main security concerns, but left the door open to further talks.
# ukraine tensions
US puts troops on alert over Ukraine as Biden calls European allies
NATO also said it was sending jets and ships to bolster its eastern flank.
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Coveney to open new Irish embassy on trip to Ukraine
Coveney will represent Ireland at the inaugural summit of the International Crimean Platform (ICP).