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# Zaporizhzhia
Kyiv calls for new sanctions against Russia and a demilitarised zone around nuclear power plant
The White House earlier called on Russia to cease all military operations around nuclear facilities in Ukraine.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has warned of "the very real risk of a nuclear disaster" from shelling at the Zaporizhzhia plant.
The first grain ship to reach its final destination after departing from Ukraine has docked in Turkey.
The World Bank announced it was mobilising another $4.5 billion in US-provided financial support for Ukraine.
# russian invasion
FF senator calls on Michael D Higgins to express Irish support for Ukraine after Sabina letter
Sabina Higgins, in a letter to the Irish Times, called for both Ukraine and Russia to “agree to a ceasefire and negotiations”.
# Invasion
Gazprom drastically cuts gas deliveries to Europe via Nord Stream pipeline
Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy said he hopes the UK’s Boris Johnson will not ‘disappear’ from politics.
# Sanctions
Russia retaliates against western media after EU court upholds ban on RT
The court found RT broadcast pro-war propaganda.
# War in Ukraine
Zelenskyy says UN responsible for guaranteeing Russia-Ukraine grain deal
President Michael D Higgins welcomed the agreement between Russia and Ukraine this evening.
# eastern ukraine
Five months on, anger and despair prevail in Ukraine's Donbas region
Volunteer humanitarian aid worker Oleksiy Yukov called it “a war without mercy that has gone crazy”.
# Ukraine
Russian shelling kills at least two and wounds 19 in Kharkiv
The regional governer said four people are in serious condition.
# Refugees
About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.
# Ukraine
EU mulls sanctions as Russia accused of shelling from nuclear plant
More Russian figures could be placed on the EU’s blacklist.
# Ukraine
G20 finance talks end divided as response to Russia dominates discussion
Finance chiefs looked for solutions to food and energy crises while accusing Russian technocrats of exacerbating problems.
# Missiles
Russia accused of shelling from captured Ukraine nuclear plant
The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant is “extremely tense”, an official said.
# Energy
Russia switching off gas to Europe would present 'severe' risk to Ireland, minister says
The finance minister came before the budgetary oversight committee today.
# impasse
Russia and Ukraine near grain deal in first talks since March
The face-to-face talks come with the threat of food shortages spreading across the poorest parts of the world.
# Ukraine
Russia aims to consolidate control of Donetsk region as air strikes hit eastern region
Rockets hit a town of about 12,000 people.
# Ukraine
Putin says if West wants to defeat Russia on battlefield, 'let them try'
The Russian president also warned that Moscow has not even started its military campaign in Ukraine “in earnest.”
# russian invasion
At least two killed after 'massive' Russian shelling in Ukrainian city of Sloviansk
Moscow has launched a campaign of so-called Russification.
Sloviansk Mayor Vadim Lyakh has urged residents to evacuate and to take cover in shelters.
FSB official Sergei Yeliseyev said "Russia is here forever" upon taking over the government in Kherson.
Talks in Switzerland heard that the rebuilding of Ukraine is estimated to cost at least $750 billion.
Putin orders troops to press ahead with Ukraine offensive after taking control of Lugansk region
# Defence
Nato hails 'historic day' as membership process for Sweden and Finland launched
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said it is the fastest accession process in the alliance’s history.
# Ukraine
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".
# Retreat
Ukraine army accuses Russia of firing phosphorus bombs on Snake Island
An international convention bans the use of phosphorus weapons against civilians but allows it on military targets.
# odessa strike
Strikes in Southern Ukraine leave 17 dead after Russia evacuates Snake Island
A nine-storey apartment building was partially destroyed, leaving 14 people dead and 30 wounded, including several children.
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.
Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
# russian invasion
Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.
# Kremenchuk
'Deplorable' Russian strike kills at least 13 and injures dozens at Ukraine shopping centre
The Ukrainian defence ministry said the strike was timed to coincide with the centre’s busiest hours.
# russian invasion
EU leaders back Ukraine membership bid in trip to war-torn Kyiv
It is the first time that the three leaders have visited Kyiv since Russia launched its invasion.
# Ukraine
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”.
# Severodonetsk
22 people wounded in airstrikes on western Ukraine as Russia continues push on Severodonetsk
The attack comes as Russian troops continue to push for control of Severodonetsk in the east.
# Ukraine
EU chief visits Ukraine as fierce fighting continues in east of country
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that serious battles were ongoing in Severodonetsk, a city in the east.
# ireland ukraine fund
Grants up to €100,000 available to organisations helping Ukrainians in Ireland
New figures released by the CSO show that a total of 35,670 PPSNs have been issued to people from Ukraine since early March.
# Sergei Lavrov
Moscow furious as foreign minister cancels Serbia visit after neighbours close airspace
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Montenegro refused a request for Sergei Lavrov’s plane to pass through their airspaces.
# russian invasion
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.
# Severodonetsk
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
Zelenskyy: Ukraine losing up to 100 soldiers a day
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.
# 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”.
Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
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
US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
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
Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.
# Ukraine
More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk
The UK and EU are moving to give more support to Ukraine and further sanction Russia respectively.
'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians
A report by
Céimin Burke
Doctors say Russia’s targeting of civilians is having a severe impact on many Ukrainians mental health.
# Ukraine
US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
In a statement from the White House, Biden said the US is “not attacking Russia”.
# russian invasion
Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.