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# Ukraine

28th September 2023
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.
Debunked: Video alleging fraud cites baseless claims about Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s assets
Properties in Israel, Miami and near the Sherlock Holmes home in London are cited in attempts to discredit the Ukrainian president
Ukraine's parliament speaker tells Dublin conference that Europe 'woke to its mistake' after invasion
Over 60 speakers or deputy speakers are present at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Dublin today.
This week
24th September 2023 - 29th September 2023
Justin Trudeau offers 'unreserved' apology for ex-Nazi's invitation to Canadian parliament
The Canadian leader was referring to an embarrassing incident that marred a visit by Zelenskyy last week.
Ukraine, England and Poland's U-17 football teams won't play Russia despite UEFA lifting ban
UEFA argued that a “generation of minors” was being deprived of the right to compete.
Russian Black Sea fleet commander appears in video, day after Ukraine claimed it killed officer
Kyiv said it had killed 34 officers, including Admiral Viktor Sokolov, in an unprecedented strike last week.
Extra €1b announced for Ukrainian accommodation as Minister confirms tents may be used over winter
Currently, 800 people are being housed in tents.
Factcheck: MEP Clare Daly ‘mistakenly’ cited wrong fatality figures for Russian invasion of Ukraine
Daly had also said that Ukraine had lost territory, citing Russian annexation declarations.
Ukraine claims it killed commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet in unprecedented missile strike
Attacks on Ukraine have killed five civilians and wounded 13 over the past 24 hours.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Ukraine says 'senior' Russian naval officers killed in HQ attack
Ukraine officials say the strike happened during “a meeting of the Russian navy’s leadership”.
Ukraine hits Russia's Black Sea naval headquarters with missile strike
The Russian defence ministry said one serviceman was missing, after initially reporting one dead in the attack.
Zelenskyy wins Biden support vow but faces US skeptics
Zelenskyy huddled with members of Congress before stopping at the Pentagon and the White House today.
Poland halts weapon transfers to Ukraine amid diplomatic row over grain imports
The grain issue is particularly sensitive in Poland, where elections take place next month.
Russia attacks Ukrainian cities overnight, two dead in Kherson
Two men aged 29 and 41 were killed in Russian shelling which hit a dormitory in the city.
Zelenskyy calls on United Nations to strip Russia of Security Council veto power
Tensions erupted even before Zelenskyy spoke, with the Russian side questioning the decision to allow him to go first.
Varadkar tells CNN that Ireland's fight for independence shows why nations should 'stand by' Ukraine
Varadkar spoke to a CNN reporter at the UN building in New York last night.
Biden warns against appeasing Russia as Zelensky takes UN stage
The US President said the United Nations must take a stand against Russia’s “naked aggression”.
Ukraine says its forces have punctured Russian defence lines near Bakhmut
Bakhmut is one of the key axes of a slow-moving but high-stakes Ukrainian counteroffensive.
This month
September 2023
Russia denies losing front-line village to Ukraine forces
Ukraine’s General Staff said yesterday that the village was back under Ukrainian control.
Poland extends its embargo on Ukrainian grain after EU lifts sanctions in five member states
The ban, placed on the grain in May, restricted imports in five member states seeking to protect their farmers.
Debunked: Fake government letter used to spread rumour of Ukrainians being extradited to fight
Other forgeries pushing the same narrative have been spread by eastern European pro-Kremlin groups.
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.
Spanish volunteer aid worker killed by missile in Ukraine
The projectile fell on a vehicle that aid workers were travelling in.
England held to draw by Ukraine for first time in 22 qualifying matches
Kyle Walker to the rescue for Gareth Southgate’s men after they fell behind to a Zinchenko goal.
Ukraine says G20 statement on Russian war 'nothing to be proud of'
G20 make weakly worded statements on sovereignty and climate goals to paper over deep divisions.
Ukraine president says Vladimir Putin killed Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin
Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner mercenary group, died with nine other people when a plane flying from Moscow to Saint Petersburg crashed on 23 August.
Elon Musk says he blocked a Ukrainian attack on Russia's Black Sea fleet
Musk declined Kyiv’s request to activate internet access in the Black Sea near Moscow-annexed Crimea.
Minister O'Gorman says he can't rule out future use of tents to house refugees in Ireland
Roderic O’Gorman said it was ‘difficult’ to project how many more refugees would arrive in Ireland by the end of the year.
Russia says five drones shot down overnight, including one targeting Moscow
Meanwhile, Russia launched a fourth day of air attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Izmail.
Russian drones hit Ukrainian port of Izmail overnight
The Ukrainian air force said 33 Russian attack drones were launched during the night in several groups.
'Evil' Russian strike on market in Ukraine's Donetsk region kills 17 people
Ukraine’s prime minister said a child was among the dead.
Ukraine parliament approves Rustem Umerov as new defence minister
In his first comments in the new role, Umerov vowed to recapture all territory under Russian military control.
Tánaiste confident use of tented accommodation for refugees will be short-term
Micheál Martin acknowledged the use of tents to house refugees is ‘not ideal’.
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.
South-east Ukraine is now main focus of fighting, says Russia
Ukrainian troops in the region have advanced nearly five miles in three months, in gruelling fighting.
Tánaiste holds 'frank' talks with Benjamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlements in West Bank
Micheál Martin is on a four-day trip to the Middle East.
Ukraine says Russian drones fell on Romania
The claim has not been independently verified.
Putin says he won't revive Ukraine grain export deal unless Russian food can be shipped too
The Russian president said that the West has made it difficult for his country’s agricultural products to be exported.
Ukrainian defence minister resigns after Zelenskyy says he will be replaced
Zelenskyy said he believes ‘that the Ministry needs new approaches’.
Tom Clonan: Ukraine's counteroffensive comes at a high price, but Russia is in disarray
The security analyst assesses the first few months of Ukraine’s counteroffensive and the dark rumblings of discontent in Moscow.