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# Ukraine War

This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Ukraine says two people killed in Russian shelling in Kherson
Meanwhile, Russia said it neutralised 35 Ukrainian drones over the annexed Crimean peninsula and the Sea of Azov.
Last month
November 2023
Ukrainian army says troops advancing at Dnipro river as drones target Kyiv
The army said it has pushed Russian forces back “three to eight kilometres” from the banks of the river.
Ukraine reports increase in the number of Russian drone attacks overnight
Ukraine’s air force said it shot down 29 of the 38 Iranian-made Shahed drones, the most drones launched by Russia overnight since 30 September.
Kyiv region comes under bombing attack after long period of relative calm
Two strong explosions were heard in central Kyiv this morning, with the attack coming after a long period of calm in the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine says Russia shelled 118 settlements in the last 24 hours, more than any day so far
Officials said the overnight shelling in the northeastern Kharkiv region killed one person, and another was killed in the southern Kherson region.
This year
Fierce fighting persists in east as Kyiv reports non-stop assaults on key city
Around 1,600 civilians remain within Avdiivka.
Nato chief meets Zelenskyy to discuss defence needs in Ukraine
Stoltenberg agreed to make efforts to get Nato members to help provide additional air defence systems.
Ukrainian missile attack damages two Russian ships in Crimea, Moscow says
The Russia-backed governor of Sevastopol said 24 people were injured in the attack.
White House warns North Korea would 'pay a price' if it supplies Russia with weapons
The Kremlin has said it is unable to confirm whether Kim Jong Un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue.
United States announces $250 million in new military aid for Ukraine
Kyiv earlier ordered the evacuation of children from five towns near the frontline in southern Ukraine.
Russia says it intercepted two drones near Crimea as Kyiv retakes village on southern frontline
Robotyne is located in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, one of four that the Kremlin claimed to have annexed last year.
Russia says it has downed 42 Ukrainian drones over Crimea
It comes a day after Kyiv claimed a special forces raid on the territory.
Ukrainian official says drones have successfully hit naval ship in Russian port
Russia, however, claimed it fended off the attack, saying ships patrolling the perimeter of the naval base destroyed two sea drones.
Russian drones target Kyiv and damage port facilities vital for Ukrainian grain shipments
Russia struck a grain elevator in the port of Izmail which sits just across the Danube river from Romania, Kyiv said.
Russia downs drones aimed at vessels in Black Sea and Moscow as office block struck again
Russia said its air defence systems shot down several drones and blamed Ukraine for the attack.
Zelenskyy visits frontline positions near Bakhmut after nine injured in strike on Dnipro
Ukrainian authorities have said Kyiv’s troops are gradually moving forward near the eastern city of Bakhmut.
Russia refuses to speak at UN Security Council meeting on its attacks on Ukraine’s Odesa
The confrontation began at the start of a council session called by Russia on the divided Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Ukraine downs drones over Kyiv after Russia warns of retaliation over Moscow strike
The Kyiv regional military administration had earlier issued an alert for drone attacks and warned residents to stay in shelters.
UNESCO condemns Russian bombing on Odesa which killed two and struck cathedral
‘Half of the cathedral is now roofless,’ the Transfiguration Cathedral’s Archdeacon said.
Drone hits ammunition depot in Crimea as Russian strikes kill eight in Ukraine
The Moscow-installed head of Crimea ordered the evacuation of people living within five kilometres of the attack.
White House says Ukraine using US cluster munitions on the battlefield
Washington provided the weapons to Ukraine for the first time earlier this month as Kyiv attempts to retake land lost in the early months of the war.
Russian strikes hit Ukraine's Odesa for third night after grain deal exit
At least 20 people were wounded following strikes on Odesa and the southern port city of Mykolaiv.
Kyiv says 60,000 tonnes of grain destroyed in Odesa attack as fire breaks out at Crimea military site
Russian authorities have ordered the temporary evacuation of more than 2,000 civilians adjacent to the military site.
Ukraine said that 10 civilians, including a nine-year-old boy, were injured in the attack on Odesa.
Over 2,000 civilians have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a military site in Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend a conference in South Africa, ending speculation on whether the country would carry out an International Criminal Court arrest warrant against the Russian leader.
Taoiseach apologises to Ukrainian actor assaulted in Dublin during surprise trip to Kyiv
Vladimir Putin vows to retaliate after attack on Crimea bridge
Wagner group training troops in Belarus following failed mutiny in Russia
The news came as the clock ran down on a UN and Turkey-mediated deal with Russia to allow Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea.
Zelenskyy says Ukrainian counteroffensive is advancing as he visits Prague for talks
The Ukrainian president also made an official visit to Sofia to discuss Nato membership and weapons deliveries with Bulgaria.
Ukraine claims limited gains in the south and east after 'difficult' combat
The news came as Russia’s security service claimed it had foiled an assassination attempt on the head of Crimea.
Dr Edward Burke: 'We may cherish our neutrality but we cannot ignore the changing world'
The assistant professor in the History of War at UCD looks at the shape of Irish neutrality and outlines how it’s viewed internationally.
Ukraine says one more village has been recaptured on southern front
The country’s Deputy Defence Minister said eight settlements have been “liberated” in total this month.
Putin says Ukrainian counteroffensive has started as fighting observed in Zaporizhzhia region
Ukraine has not offered any confirmation but expectations have built for months over when its forces would launch a counteroffensive
Russia strikes Kyiv in daylight after series of nighttime barrages
Kyiv has faced nearly nightly aerial attacks this month.
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.
Russia vows 'extremely' harsh response to incursions from Ukraine after attack on Belgorod
Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the territory was targeted overnight by numerous drones.
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.
UK and Norway sign agreement to protect undersea infrastructure
The EU last year said leaks in two major gas pipelines from Russia to Europe had been caused by sabotage but stopped short of explicitly accusing the Kremlin.
Russia agrees two-month extension to deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be exported
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the two sides had agreed to extend the deal.
Ukraine denies it was behind drone attack on Kremlin as Moscow accuses Kyiv of 'assassination attempt'
“We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We don’t have enough weapons for this,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
Moscow said Putin was not hurt and there were no casualties.
Kyiv insisted it had "nothing to do" with the alleged attack, suggesting it was "staged" by Moscow.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also cast doubt on the veracity of the report.
100,000 Russian soldiers dead or wounded in 5 months in Ukraine, White House estimates
Barry Andrews: For every day of war in Ukraine, 30 days of landmine clearing will be required
At least 19 people killed after Russian strikes hit several Ukrainian cities overnight
Ukraine condemned the strikes and stated that preparations for a highly anticipated offensive against Moscow’s forces were nearly complete.
China to send delegation to Ukraine after Xi and Zelenskyy make first phone call since war
Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported that during the call Xi told Zelenskyy “talks and negotiation” were the “only way out” of the war.
Moscow court rejects appeal from cafe bombing suspect
The bombing took place in a St Petersburg cafe in April.
Putin accused of visiting sites of Russian 'war crimes' in Ukraine
He is said to have met with military commanders in regions annexed by Russia.