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# russian invasion

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# new sanctions
European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports
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.
# new sanctions
New sanctions placed on Russia by US and UK ahead of UN Human Rights Council vote
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
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine today.
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
Opinion: How can Ireland really help Ukraine? Stop bankrolling Russia's oligarchs
US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings
# Bucharest
Driver dead after car collides into gates of Russian embassy in Romanian capital
The driver collided into the gate at about 6am local time this morning.
# virtual address
Zelenskyy is addressing the Dáil today – what can we expect from his speech?
The Ukrainian leader has been on a virtual world tour from his base in Kyiv.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland's UN ambassador says Russian denials 'insult' memory of civilians killed in Bucha
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine today.
"Accountability must be inevitable,” President Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council this afternoon.
Ireland's representative to the UN Geraldine Byrne Nason said attempts to deny Russian responsibility for the atrocities are "appalling in their cynicism".
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to Kyiv this week as the EU mulls further sanctions.
Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
Zelenskyy will also address both houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow morning.
Horrific images of corpses in the streets, some with their hands bound, have drawn global condemnation.
In a passionate speech, Zelenskyy urged the UN to "act immediately" to punish Russia or "dissolve" itself.
Zelenskyy then aired a graphic, 90-second clip of people killed in towns including Bucha and Mariupol.
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
AS IT HAPPENED
EU eyes further sanctions as countries accuse Russia of war crimes in Ukraine
These were the main developments in the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Bucha, where dozens of corpses were found
410 civilian bodies have been recovered so far after a weekend of brutal attacks, Ukraine says
Lithuania expelled its Russian ambassador this afternoon.
Ukraine describes Kyiv suburb as 'new Srebrenica' amid reports of bodies scattered in town's streets
Air strikes hit Ukraine's strategic port city of Odessa
# Ukraine
Germany expels Russian envoys and Lithuania expels Russian ambassador over Bucha 'brutality'
The Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister said it was due to the “horrific massacre” in Bucha.
# food supply
War leaves crisp makers scrambling for sunflower oil alternatives as price hikes set to bite
Shortages and price spikes look set to impact many of the items on grocery store shelves.
# Internally Displaced People
People displaced in Ukraine need the same ‘generosity and dignity’ refugees received – Concern
The charity says many internally displaced Ukainians have less resources than those that left the country.
AS IT HAPPENED
Talks resume between Ukraine and Russia as death toll rises after strike on government building
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
The Kremlin accused Ukrainian helicopters of striking a fuel storage facility in a western Russia.
The Red Cross said it was 'impossible' to go ahead with a Mariupol evacuation today.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russia is preparing “powerful strikes” in eastern Ukraine.
Russia 'regrouping for powerful strikes' as Putin threatens to turn off European gas supplies
Russian troops leave Chernobyl 'after radiation exposure’, says Ukraine power company
AS IT HAPPENED
Putin threatens to cut off gas supplies unless countries pay in rubles via Russian banks
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine today.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine is preparing for strikes in the east, as US intelligence indicates Putin’s relations with his staff have deteriorated
Kyiv sent 45 buses to Mariupol to evacuate citizens after a local ceasefire was announced, as five buses were targetted in Chernihiv.
Russian troops have begun to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Kremlin says nothing 'too promising' came from Russia-Ukraine peace talks in Istanbul
Government parties vote against bill calling for a referendum on Ireland's neutrality
AS IT HAPPENED
Russian strikes hit Red Cross building in Mariupol as Zelenskyy addresses Norwegian parliament
These were the main developments in the war in Ukraine today as they happened.
# Retaliation
Russia would have ‘no justification’ for expelling Irish diplomats, Oireachtas Committee told
Putin’s regime has a track record of retaliating to the expulsion of embassy officials.
# Kyiv
Russia says it will cut back operations near Ukrainian capital following ceasefire talks
The announcement has been met with scepticism from the US and other nations.
AS IT HAPPENED
Russia to reduce military activity around Kyiv as ceasefire talks conclude
These were the developments in the war in Ukraine today
Ireland is to expel four "senior officials" from the Russian Embassy following briefings by Irish security officials
Russia said it will "radically" reduce its military activity around Kyiv following ceasefire talks in Istanbul
At least seven people were killed and 22 injured in a Russian strike on a regional government building in Mykolaiv
AS IT HAPPENED
No significant achievements in talks so far, Russia says; Zelenskyy says Ukraine could become neutral
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine as they happen.
Negotiators have resumed face-to-face peace talks in Turkey, with Russia saying "no significant breakthroughs" have yet been made.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said the country would consider declaring neutrality, as the Kremlin called Joe Biden's comments from the weekend hinting at a regime change "alarming".
Analysis: Three scenarios for how this war could end in Ukraine
Over 6,000 people fleeing Ukraine have been accommodated in Ireland since February
# Ukraine
Kyiv says Russia could divide Ukraine 'like Korea', as new talks to begin in Turkey tomorrow
It comes after back-to-back airstrikes shook Lviv, which has become a haven for around 200,000 people who’ve fled their homes.
# Ukraine
Biden on Putin: 'For God's sake this man cannot stay in power'
The US president has delivered a major address on the Ukraine conflict in Warsaw.
# Invasion
Lieutenant General becomes seventh identified Russian general killed in Ukraine
Lieutenant General Yakov Rezanstev was a commander of Russia’s 49th Combined Arms Army.
# orsk
Ukraine claims to have destroyed a large Russian warship in Berdyansk
Russian TV reported earlier this week that the Orsk was the first Russian warship to enter the port city.
# Russian Embassy
Fresh call for diplomats' expulsion as embassy protest marks one month since invasion of Ukraine
A crowd gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin today to protest against the war in Ukraine.
# Ukraine
UN Security Council defeats Russian resolution on Ukraine crisis
Russia got support only from China, with the 13 other council members abstaining.
# one month on
One month on: The key events since Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Catch up on the key developments on the war in Ukraine since it broke out on 24 February.
AS IT HAPPENED
Nato estimates high Russian troop losses as US says war crimes committed
Catch up on Wednesday’s developments in Ukraine.
More than 3.6 million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion.
Almost 100,000 people remain trapped in Mariupol as Russia bombards the southern port city.
China indicated support for Putin to still participate in the next G20 summit.
# negative tests
Taoiseach leaving Covid isolation in US and will head to EU summit in Brussels tomorrow
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has spent the last week in Washington due to testing positive for Covid-19.
# Ukraine
'Hellscape' in Mariupol where 100,000 people are trapped as Kremlin denies invasion has stalled
Tens of thousands of residents have already fled the besieged southern port city.
# war reporting
‘The Russians were hunting us down’: Journalist’s account of fleeing Mariupol
This is Associated Press video journalist Mstyslav Chernov’s account of the siege of Mariupol, as documented with photographer Evgeniy Maloletka.
AS IT HAPPENED
Zelenskyy urges Israel to abandon neutrality on invasion, Russia fires hypersonic missiles again
Here are all the latest developments as they happen.
Here are all the latest developments in Ukraine as they happen.
Russia has again fired its newest hypersonic missiles in Ukraine after admitting to using them for the first time yesterday.
Ukraine has called on China to "condemn Russian barbarism".
Russia uses hypersonic missiles in Ukraine for the first time
Russian strikes on Mariupol continue as forces face food supply issues
AS IT HAPPENED
Russia uses hypersonic missiles as Zelenskyy urges Swiss to freeze oligarchs' assets
Here are the major developments on the 24th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has admitted, for the first time, to using hypersonic missiles in western Ukraine.
Poland has called on the European Union to impose a total ban on trade with Russia.
More than 3.25 million refugees have fled Ukraine.
# UK
Boris Johnson under fire for comparing Ukraine fighting Russian invasion to UK's Brexit vote
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said the UK Prime Minister “is a national embarrassment”.
# Ukraine
Russian strikes on Mariupol continue as forces face food supply issues
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a fresh appeal for talks with Moscow yesterday.
# Crises
'We have energy security issues': EU's battle to cut Russian gas, quit fossil fuels, and protect supply
The Journal spoke to Irish MEPs about what they believe must be done to reduce energy dependency on Russia while also protecting the climate and supply.
AS IT HAPPENED
Survivors emerge from Mariupol theatre; Biden praises Ireland's response to conflict
Zelenskyy addressed the German Bundestag this morning.
Ukraine confirms it has found survivors in bomb shelter below a theatre in Mariupol.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed German Bundestag this morning.
OECD warns that global GDP will be cut by at least 1% over the next year because of conflict.
# Kyiv
Ukraine and Russia talks to continue today as Zelenskyy says 'any war ends with an agreement'
Over the past day, 28,893 civilians fled the fighting through nine humanitarian corridors.
# anti-war protest
Russian TV station employee interrupts news broadcast with anti-war protest
Marina Ovsyannikova managed to say a few phrases in Russian, including “Stop the war!”
# russian invasion
Q&A: Answering reader questions on sanctions, no-fly zones and scenarios for the war ending
In a series of articles, our team are helping answer reader questions on the invasion of Ukraine.
We received a number of questions from readers about the war.
Last week, we tackled queries on why the invasion began and the risks of the conflict escalating.
In this piece, we look at scenarios for how the war might end and how Russian media is reporting the attack.
Reader Q&A: Your questions about the Russian invasion of Ukraine answered
# Russian oil
Eastern European countries give 'emotionally compelling' address to EU leaders on Russia threat
The leaders of the EU member states and the EU institutions met in Versailles for a two-day informal summit.
The Taoiseach also said that there was "a considerable degree of foreboding" on what Vladimir Putin was capable of.
After the two-day summit in Versailles, leaders agreed to phase out EU dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal by 2027.
Ukraine rejects chemical weapons claims as Biden pledges to avoid a third world war
Billionaire Russian owner of Co Limerick aluminium plant named on UK sanctions list
# long shot
No vodka, no diamonds, no luxury goods: US and EU impose sanctions on Russian imports and exports
“Putin must pay the price,” US President Joe Biden said today.