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#russian invasion

# russian-invasion - Friday 1 July, 2022

Ukraine army accuses Russia of firing phosphorus bombs on Snake Island
# Retreat
# Retreat

Ukraine army accuses Russia of firing phosphorus bombs on Snake Island

Fri 8:20 PM 22,065 Views 14 Comments

An international convention bans the use of phosphorus weapons against civilians but allows it on military targets.

Strikes in Southern Ukraine leave 17 dead after Russia evacuates Snake Island
# Odessa Strike
# Odessa Strike

Strikes in Southern Ukraine leave 17 dead after Russia evacuates Snake Island

Fri 7:50 AM 12,545 Views 3 Comments
  • The strikes, in the Bilgorod-Dnistrovsky district, were launched by aircraft that flew in from the Black Sea.
  • The decision to abandon Snake Island "changes the situation in the Black Sea considerably," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

# russian-invasion - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson

Thu 6:15 PM 30,170 Views 26 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.

# russian-invasion - Monday 27 June, 2022

'Deplorable' Russian strike kills at least 13 and injures dozens at Ukraine shopping centre
# Kremenchuk
# Kremenchuk

'Deplorable' Russian strike kills at least 13 and injures dozens at Ukraine shopping centre

Updated Jun 27th 2022, 10:57 PM 72,309 Views 69 Comments

The Ukrainian defence ministry said the strike was timed to coincide with the centre’s busiest hours.

# russian-invasion - Thursday 16 June, 2022

EU leaders back Ukraine membership bid in trip to war-torn Kyiv
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

EU leaders back Ukraine membership bid in trip to war-torn Kyiv

Updated Jun 16th 2022, 6:07 PM 27,492 Views 34 Comments

It is the first time that the three leaders have visited Kyiv since Russia launched its invasion.

# russian-invasion - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Russia announces humanitarian corridor at Severodonetsk plant as Zelenskyy pleads for arms
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia announces humanitarian corridor at Severodonetsk plant as Zelenskyy pleads for arms

Updated Jun 14th 2022, 10:04 PM 23,591 Views 22 Comments

The Ukrainian president said yesterday that the human cost of the battle for the region was “simply terrifying”.

# russian-invasion - Sunday 12 June, 2022

22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk

Jun 12th 2022, 10:43 AM 8,007 Views 2 Comments

The attack comes as Russian troops continue to push for control of Severodonetsk in the east.

# russian-invasion - Saturday 11 June, 2022

EU chief visits Ukraine as fierce fighting continues in east of country
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU chief visits Ukraine as fierce fighting continues in east of country

Updated Jun 11th 2022, 12:15 PM 22,195 Views 33 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that serious battles were ongoing in Severodonetsk, a city in the east.

# russian-invasion - Friday 10 June, 2022

Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland
# Ireland Ukraine Fund
# Ireland Ukraine Fund

Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland

Updated Jun 10th 2022, 4:19 PM 19,112 Views 25 Comments

New figures released by the CSO show that a total of 35,670 PPSNs have been issued to people from Ukraine since early March.

# russian-invasion - Monday 6 June, 2022

Moscow furious as foreign minister cancels Serbia visit after neighbours close airspace
# Sergei Lavrov
# Sergei Lavrov

Moscow furious as foreign minister cancels Serbia visit after neighbours close airspace

Jun 6th 2022, 5:30 PM 51,648 Views 30 Comments

Bulgaria, Macedonia and Montenegro refused a request for Sergei Lavrov’s plane to pass through their airspaces.

Ukraine suffers setbacks in strategically important Severodonetsk
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine suffers setbacks in strategically important Severodonetsk

Updated Jun 6th 2022, 3:31 PM 26,513 Views 13 Comments

Officials earlier said that Ukrainian troops had beaten back Russian forces to control half of the flashpoint eastern city.

# russian-invasion - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Ukraine claims it has pushed Russian forces back during fierce fighting in east
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

Ukraine claims it has pushed Russian forces back during fierce fighting in east

Updated Jun 4th 2022, 3:12 PM 27,025 Views 13 Comments

Crews sometimes arrive at a location only to be forced to retreat because of the fighting.

# russian-invasion - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Zelenskyy: Ukraine losing up to 100 soldiers a day
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy: Ukraine losing up to 100 soldiers a day

Updated Jun 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 48,163 Views 41 Comments

It comes after US President Joe Biden announced his country is sending a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems to aid Ukrainian forces.

# russian-invasion - Tuesday 31 May, 2022

Russia advances in Donbas as EU leaders agree to ban most Russian oil
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

Russia advances in Donbas as EU leaders agree to ban most Russian oil

May 31st 2022, 7:34 AM 8,236 Views 0 Comments

EU leaders have agreed to put sanctions on most Russian oil imports.

# russian-invasion - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Ukraine says 'everything' being done to defend Donbas from Russian onslaught
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine says 'everything' being done to defend Donbas from Russian onslaught

May 28th 2022, 9:41 AM 7,921 Views 1 Comment

In his daily address to Ukrainians, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians had “concentrated maximum artillery, maximum reserves in Donbas”.

# russian-invasion - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
# Women And Children
# Women And Children

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them

May 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,885 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Mary Van Lieshout says Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to exploitation and government agencies and NGOs must do more to protect them.

# russian-invasion - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:35 PM 42,548 Views 45 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.

# russian-invasion - Friday 6 May, 2022

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant

Updated May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 19,457 Views 30 Comments

Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.

# russian-invasion - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk

Updated May 3rd 2022, 10:49 PM 59,268 Views 62 Comments

The UK and EU are moving to give more support to Ukraine and further sanction Russia respectively.

# russian-invasion - Sunday 1 May, 2022

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians

May 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,808 Views 1 Comment

Doctors say Russia’s targeting of civilians is having a severe impact on many Ukrainians mental health.

# russian-invasion - Thursday 28 April, 2022

US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine

Apr 28th 2022, 7:06 PM 15,556 Views 34 Comments

In a statement from the White House, Biden said the US is “not attacking Russia”.

# russian-invasion - Friday 22 April, 2022

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:35 PM 38,289 Views 52 Comments

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'

Apr 22nd 2022, 7:12 AM 23,801 Views 23 Comments

Russia says it has “liberated” the city, with just a few thousand Ukrainian soldiers left in the Azovstal plant complex.

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,285 Views 12 Comments
  • Céimin Burke speaks to volunteers at a disused shopping centre just 11 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.
  • Groups include people from around Europe who came to border areas and directly offered lifts to arriving refugees.
  • Irish charities among those working to set up safe travel routes for refugees and helping with those providing essential items and legal support.

# russian-invasion - Thursday 21 April, 2022

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant
Live Apr 21st 2022, 7:10 PM

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant

  • Russia's defence minister said it controls all of Mariupol except the Azovstal plant.
  • The prime ministers of Spain and Denmark have arrived on a visit to Kyiv.
  • Ukraine said nine bodies have been found outside Kyiv, some with signs of torture.

# russian-invasion - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)
# Przemysl
# Przemysl

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)

Apr 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,749 Views 0 Comments
  • Przemyśl became a hub for Ukrainian refugees as soon as the war broke out.
  • The city has adapted its operations to deal with a new phase of the crisis.
  • Volunteers from all over the world are helping the city cope with the influx of people.

# russian-invasion - Monday 18 April, 2022

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine
# Medyka
# Medyka

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine

Apr 18th 2022, 11:10 PM 47,180 Views 15 Comments
  • There are now large numbers of people returning to Ukraine as well as leaving it
  • Security is much tighter, with more organisations rather than individuals on the ground
  • The traffic at the border stretches out of sight filling three lanes, reports Céimin Burke from the border
'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol

Updated Apr 18th 2022, 12:57 PM 33,239 Views 26 Comments

Ukraine has pledged to fight on and defend the port city.

# russian-invasion - Saturday 16 April, 2022

'We couldn't imagine how the world let this happen': Nadia's journey from Bucha to Ireland
# Refuge
# Refuge

'We couldn't imagine how the world let this happen': Nadia's journey from Bucha to Ireland

Apr 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 35,423 Views 13 Comments
  • Nadia Melnychuk moved from Kyiv to Bucha with her husband during the pandemic.
  • Soon, that town would become internationally known for scenes of devastation and horror under Russian occupation.
  • Nadia has shared her story of escaping Bucha, travelling to Ireland, and the beauty of the town she had to leave behind.

# russian-invasion - Friday 15 April, 2022

Moscow has ordered 18 members of the EU's diplomatic mission to leave Russia
# Persona Non Grata
# Persona Non Grata

Moscow has ordered 18 members of the EU's diplomatic mission to leave Russia

Apr 15th 2022, 5:36 PM 29,575 Views 51 Comments

The European Union decried the move as “unjustified”.

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality

Apr 15th 2022, 12:40 PM 17,546 Views 107 Comments

A freshly released poll shows little support for a change in Ireland’s neutral stance.

# russian-invasion - Tuesday 12 April, 2022

Russia investigated for alleged chemical weapons use as 10,000 believed to have died in Mariupol
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia investigated for alleged chemical weapons use as 10,000 believed to have died in Mariupol

Updated Apr 12th 2022, 10:50 AM 38,144 Views 20 Comments

In his nightly address, Zelenskyy made another plea to his allies for more weapons.

# russian-invasion - Monday 11 April, 2022

As it happened: Austrian chancellor holds 'hard' talks with Putin; France expels Russian suspected spies
Live Apr 11th 2022, 8:15 PM

As it happened: Austrian chancellor holds 'hard' talks with Putin; France expels Russian suspected spies

  • Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
  • The city of Kharkiv came under heavy shelling today.
  • A meeting between Austria's Chancellor and Russian President Vladimir Putin was “direct, open and hard”.
Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Number of Ukrainians arriving falls and payment for host families being considered – O'Gorman

Apr 11th 2022, 3:34 PM 19,919 Views 22 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman said Ireland won’t be able to accommodate all arrivals in own-room settings.

Zelenskyy says next few days of war in Ukraine are crucial
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Zelenskyy says next few days of war in Ukraine are crucial

Apr 11th 2022, 6:58 AM 23,017 Views 15 Comments

In his most recent nightly address, the Ukrainian president accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes

# russian-invasion - Friday 8 April, 2022

As it happened: At least 50 dead in train station attack by Russia as Odessa imposes weekend curfew
Live Apr 8th 2022, 5:00 PM

As it happened: At least 50 dead in train station attack by Russia as Odessa imposes weekend curfew

  • At least 50 people have been killed, including five children, in an attack on a train station
  • Odessa imposed a weekend curfew over a "missile strike threat" from Russia in the wake of the attack
  • The Taoiseach visited Finland this morning to discuss Ukraine and other global issues
50 killed and over 100 injured in rocket attack on eastern Ukraine train station, authorities say
# Kramatorsk
# Kramatorsk

50 killed and over 100 injured in rocket attack on eastern Ukraine train station, authorities say

Updated Apr 8th 2022, 5:00 PM 47,598 Views 61 Comments

Volodymyr Zelenskyy described Russia as an “evil with no limits”.

# russian-invasion - Thursday 7 April, 2022

European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports

Apr 7th 2022, 8:41 PM 9,556 Views 4 Comments

The deal was given the final political go-ahead in a meeting of EU ambassadors and will be enacted once published in the EU’s official journal.

# russian-invasion - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote

Apr 6th 2022, 8:48 PM 20,401 Views 8 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for the “toughest sanctions” to be placed on Russia by the EU.

As it happened: US sanctions target Putin's daughters as residents of Ukraine's eastern regions warned to evacuate
Live Apr 6th 2022, 6:30 PM

As it happened: US sanctions target Putin's daughters as residents of Ukraine's eastern regions warned to evacuate

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Dáil and the Seanad this morning
  • He said that Russia is trying to destroy "everything that makes us Ukrainians"
  • The Taoiseach said he welcomed Ukraine's application to join the EU
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