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# russian invasion

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# 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.
# russian invasion
'The sounds of war are still with us': Nina recounts escape from Ukraine and journey to Ireland
“A mom next to me reassured her little son: ‘You will remember this as a terribly interesting adventure.’ I hope my son feels the same way.”
# russian invasion
Russian convoy fans out around Kyiv as three more Ukrainian cities attacked for first time
Russian forces are currently encircling at least four major Ukrainian cities.
# Back Home
Irish student Racheal Diyaolu reunited with family after journey across Ukraine
The 19-year-old from Carlow escaped Ukraine with the help of two Scottish landscapers.
# resolution
‘We’re not playing to a gallery’: Daly and Wallace defend decision on Russia vote after criticism
MEP Mick Wallace argued today that Russia has ‘genuine security concerns’ about the idea of Ukraine joining Nato.
# Ukraine
EU moves to significantly cut imports of Russian fossil fuels as MEPs eye alternatives
The EU’s Standing Rapporteur on Ukraine says Europe should impose an embargo on the import of Russian fossil fuels.
# view from europe
EU Parliament Ukraine rapporteur says Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are 'politically irrelevant' and 'marginal'
Last week, Wallace and Daly were two of just 13 MEPs who voted against a European Parliament resolution on Ukraine.
# russian invasion
1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
Micheál Martin said the crisis is the worst displacement of people in Europe since World War II.
# russian invasion
Ukrainian meat plant worker in Waterford describes escape from Kyiv amid shelling
Andrii Kovskyi returned to Ukraine to help get his family out.
# russian invasion
Kyiv rejects Moscow-proposed humanitarian corridors to Belarus and Russia
Two previous evacuation efforts collapsed almost immediately.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy warns Russian troops of 'day of judgement' for death and destruction in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president said he will punish those who committed atrocities, saying the “only quiet place” that awaits them is the grave.
# Investigation
What are war crimes - and could Putin face trial for Russia's invasion of Ukraine?
An Irish expert believes Putin has committed war crimes but says it will be down to international investigators to make the case.
# Solidarity
'Don't turn a blind eye on this': Large crowds in European cities listen to Zelenskyy appeal
The Ukrainian president appeared on video as he addressed thousands of people protesting against the war in several European cities.
# action
Protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine planned outside GPO tomorrow
It follows a series of protests held over the last week around Ireland and outside the Russian Embassy.
# refuge
Advocacy group says surrogate mothers are being offered help to leave Ukraine if they choose to
Parents of a newborn evacuated from Ukraine say that “Baby Tilly can’t wait to meet her big brother Tadhg at home in Ireland”.
# Kyiv
Four Irish babies born through surrogacy in Ukraine evacuated from the country
It is understood that the newborns are all safe and well.
# Negotiations
Ukraine and Russia agree to create evacuation corridors in second round of talks
The talks between the Russian and Ukrainian officials took place on the Poland-Belarus border.
# protection
EU agrees to offer Ukraine refugees temporary right to live and work in member states
The decision allows people fleeing the war to obtain a residence permit in the EU and opens their access to education and the labour market.
# timeline
Timeline: What has happened in the first week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
The invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February, has completely changed European and world politics.
# Ukraine
Explainer: Why has Ireland not yet expelled its Russian ambassador?
There have been widespread calls to boot out diplomats, but keeping them in place is part of an EU wide approach.
# Ukraine
'I stay strong for mom': Irish student in Ukraine stays positive with routine and calls home
Carlow native Racheal Diyaolu is sheltering in student accommodation in the city of Sumy.
# Babi Yar
Five people killed in Russian airstrike on Kyiv TV tower
Ukrainian officials have accused Moscow of threatening a Holocuast memorial.
Three Irish-registered firms linked to Russian banks or people who've been sanctioned, says Taoiseach
Micheál Martin was speaking in response to a question from Catherine Murphy TD.
# Ukraine
10 people killed and others injured as Ukraine's second city Kharkiv hit with heavy shelling
10 people had been discovered alive under rubble as rescue workers cleared debris.
# European Space Agency
Europe’s joint Mars mission with Russia postponed by Ukraine war
The goal is to put Europe’s first rover on the red planet to help determine whether there has ever been life on Mars.
# russian invasion
Taoiseach says Ireland's non-lethal military support for Ukraine is 'sufficient' as EU members are sending weapons
Micheál Martin said it would be “unthinkable” for the EU not to send arms to Ukraine.
Micheál Martin said it would be "unthinkable" for the EU not to send weapons to Ukraine.
Both An Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney said there were currently no plans to expel the Russian ambassador.
Martin also cast doubt on whether Ukraine could join the EU "immediately".
Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
Missiles hit radioactive waste disposal site in Ukraine’s capital
# Out
Protesters demand expulsion of Russian ambassador in third day of demonstrations
Carrying placards, protesters joined in chants of “Ambassador Filatov, out, out, out”.
# Kyiv
‘People are trying to escape in all directions’: Kyivans on life in Ukraine's capital
Ukraine’s capital city is heading into its second night of fear and uncertainty.
Ukrainian and Russian forces clash near Kyiv as EU sanctions Putin, Lavrov
The Ukrainian defence ministry has told citizens to resist the invasion.
Ukraine military vehicles have entered Kyiv to defend the city.
The country's government says it has handed out 18,000 assault rifles to volunteers.
# Ukraine
'We dance for peace', says Royal Moscow Ballet after Dublin's Helix theatre cancels performance
The theatre, which is owned by DCU, said it was cancelling the show “in solidarity” with Ukraine.
Further sanctions from EU as Russian troops advance on Kyiv
Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting.
Explosions in Kyiv before dawn as Western leaders scheduled emergency meeting.
At least 137 Ukrainians killed during first 24 hours of Russian attack.
A spokesperson for Putin has said the Krelim is ready to send a delegation for talks with Ukraine.
# russian invasion
'Higher than usual' radiation levels reported at Chernobyl after Russians seize nuclear plant
Ukrainian authorities said that Russia took the plant and its surrounding exclusion zone after a fierce battle.
# Ukraine
Brace for more supply chain disruption and higher prices following Russian attacks, experts say
The global supply chain had yet to fully recover from the pandemic shock before the invasion began last night.
# Opinion
Tom Clonan: This war will test European values in a manner not seen since the 1940s
The choreography for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has been protracted and overt, Tom Clonan writes.
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# Name Game
Who is to blame for the 'Beast from the East'?
The extreme weather is coming, but what of its scary name?