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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Lugansk

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'Relentless' Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine as US promises new aid
Air raid sirens sounded overnight throughout the country’s east and south, as Russia continued shelling cities.
Putin orders troops to press ahead with Ukraine offensive after taking control of Lugansk region
The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend following weeks of fierce fighting.
Ukrainian troops withdrew from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend.
Leaders from dozens of countries are meeting in Switzerland to map out a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that rebuilding his country is the "common task of the whole democratic world".
Russia announces humanitarian corridor at Severodonetsk plant as Zelenskyy pleads for arms
The Ukrainian president said yesterday that the human cost of the battle for the region was “simply terrifying”.
Amnesty accuse Russia of killing hundreds of civilians with cluster bombs in Ukraine's second city
Amnesty said it had uncovered proof in Kharkiv of the repeated use by Russian forces of cluster bombs and scatterable land mines.
Ukraine suffers setbacks in strategically important Severodonetsk
Officials earlier said that Ukrainian troops had beaten back Russian forces to control half of the flashpoint eastern city.
Ukraine claims it has pushed Russian forces back during fierce fighting in east
Crews sometimes arrive at a location only to be forced to retreat because of the fighting.
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.
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’
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Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay
Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.
Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence
Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.
Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia's "Trojan horse"
Kiev had a change of heart this morning over the Russian convoy, saying it will let the aid in once it has been inspected.
West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine
Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.
Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.
Ukraine troops killed as president promises to meet Putin
Putin has rejected the legitimacy of the interim team that rose to power in February and not been reported to have spoken to any Ukrainian official since the Kiev uprising.
Rebels claim victory in independence referendums in eastern Ukraine
Complete results are expected later today.
Ukraine could 'unleash civil war' if it steps in against militants in eastern cities
Russia has accused Ukraine of sending ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor militants to these areas.