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# russian invasion

Last month
August 2023
Russian activist sentenced in absentia to eight years for spreading "fake news" about army
Maxim Katz left Russia after the start of the war in Ukraine and regularly criticises Russia on his YouTube channel.
Civilian cargo ship from Ukraine reaches Turkish waters despite Russian blockade
The Hong Kong-flagged ship left Odesa yesterday, the first vessel to challenge Russia’s new bid to block Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea.
Russia tests digital ruble in bid to bypass sanctions
The Russian ruble is at its lowest level against the US dollar since March 2022.
This year
EU plans €20 billion Ukraine defence fund
Military aid is being discussed of five billion per year over four years.
Cluster munitions from US arrive in Ukraine
Senior military officials from the two countries have confirmed the delivery of the controversial weapon.
Ukraine says tension over key nuclear plant is 'decreasing', but local authorities fear the worst
Fears for the safety of the Zaporizhzhia power plant, which is Europe’s largest, have persisted throughout Russia’s invasion.
UN nuclear watchdog urges access to power plant as Zelenskyy says Russia is planning attack
The International Atomic Energy Agency called for additional access to the plant to “confirm the absence of mines or explosives at the site”.
Ukraine dam flood death toll hits 41 in Russia-controlled area
In areas under Ukrainian control, at least 16 people have died and 31 are missing.
Three people killed in Russian missile strike on Odesa
Russia fired four Kalibr missiles from a ship in the Black Sea early this morning.
Zelenskyy says counteroffensive actions 'taking place' in Ukraine
The United Nations warned today that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is ‘hugely worse’ following the collapse of the Kakhovka dam.
Tom Clonan: Ukraine must now use the summer to mount its counter-offensive and push Putin back
Independent senator and defence analyst Tom Clonan examines what will happen as Ukraine launches its counter-offensive.
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.
Zelenskyy denies confirming Russian forces have taken control of Bakhmut
Zelenskyy also compared the destruction of Bakhmut to Hiroshima as he attended the G7 conference.
Russian shelling kills seven in Ukraine amid Easter peace pleas
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter message to highlight the war in Ukraine and other global conflicts.
Brexit 'aimed right at the heart' of peace in Northern Ireland, Bill Clinton tells Prime Time
The former US president spoke to Prime Time to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
UN demands access to Ukrainian children deported to Russia
The Kremlin is accused of deporting thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia.
Russia defends itself from criticism over UN Security Council presidency
The presidency of the Security Council confers certain prerogatives in terms of setting the agenda for the body.
Russian advance on key Ukrainian city of Bakhmut appears to stall
The fight for the city is the longest ground battle of the war.
Ukraine detains two former officials over preventing defence of world's largest plane
Russia destroyed the world’s largest plane in the early days of its invasion of Ukraine.
Russia says capturing eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut is key to 'further offensive'
The battle for Bakhmut is now the longest-running and bloodiest of Russia’s military offence in Ukraine.
Biden slams Russia over suspension of nuclear treaty, while Putin tightens ties with China
Wang Yi’s visit comes after Washington and NATO voiced concern that China could be preparing to supply Russia with weapons.
Putin speech: Russia pulling back from nuclear treaty with US
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address, Putin accused the West of being “completely” responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia jails journalist for six years over post about Ukraine
Russia introduced legislation last year criminalising ‘false’ or ‘damaging’ information about the Russian army.
EU parliament greets Zelenskyy with cheers as Ukrainian president wraps up European tour
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to attend his first EU summit since he was re-appointed in December.
Three EU members to provide Ukraine with 100 refurbished battle tanks
Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are shipping the tanks to help Ukraine “withstand Russian aggression”.
At least three people killed after Russia strikes residential building in Ukraine
At least seven people were wounded, according to the regional governor.
Zelenskyy promises 'everything necessary' to defend key eastern towns from Russia
Ukrainian troops are fighting to retain control of the now-battered industrial towns.
Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault
The area is under heavy shelling by Russian forces using jets, mortars and rockets.
Village in key east Ukraine area seized for Russia after months of fighting, separatists claim
The area has been a target for Moscow.
Last year
Ukraine grain harvest fell around 40% due to war
Ukraine is a major exporter but Russia’s invasion stopped shipments for months.
Putin refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons
The Russian president said Moscow would not be able to use nuclear weapons at all if it agreed not to use them first and then came under a nuclear strike.
Ukraine military expects fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid
With temperatures dipping below zero, repeated Russian attacks have left Ukraine’s energy grid teetering on the brink of collapse.
Ukraine battles to reconnect millions in the cold and dark after latest Russian barrage
Kyiv’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said 60% of homes are still suffering emergency outages more than 24 hours after the Russian strikes.
Ukraine's military accused Russian forces of firing around 70 cruise missiles at targets across the country yesterday.
The Ukrainian energy system is on the brink of collapse.
The World Health Organisation has warned of "life-threatening" consequences.
Russian strikes on Ukraine grid 'crime against humanity,' Zelenskyy tells UN
Zelenskyy says Russia using cold as 'weapon of mass destruction'
Zelenskyy calls liberation of Kherson the 'beginning of the end’ of the war
The liberation of Kherson is one of Ukraine’s biggest success so far of the nearly nine-month invasion.
Ukraine grain exports halted after Russia suspends deal participation
The agreement had already allowed more than nine million tonnes of Ukrainian grain to be exported.
Nine European heads say they 'will never recognise' annexed parts of Ukraine as Russian
Russia’s loss of Lyman is a new blow to the Kremlin as it seeks to escalate the war by illegally annexing four regions of Ukraine.
United Arab Emirates agrees to supply Germany with gas and diesel
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is on a visit to the UAE as part of a Gulf tour that also includes stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Roger Waters concerts scrapped in Poland over Ukraine row
Waters wrote an open letter earlier this month saying the West should stop providing arms to Ukraine.
China calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war 'spill over' as 'sham’ breakaway polls continue
Before the war, Vladimir Putin visited Beijing and the two nations declared a tight alliance.
Russia ‘likely to step up attacks on Ukraine civilian targets’, UK intelligence says
Overnight shelling hit a hospital in the city of Mykolaiv, a significant Black Sea port, the regional governor said.