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# Ukraine

Last week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Ukrainians in hotels paying for hot meals won't have to do so if payments are reduced
The Ukraine Civil Society Forum says some 13,000 children could be pushed into poverty.
Welfare cuts impacting Ukrainian mothers and elderly done under Govt's guise of 'equality'
Zelenskyy cancels planned trips abroad as Russian forces advance on two fronts
Taoiseach says plans to cut social welfare rates of some Ukrainian refugees is 'sensible'
It will not apply to Ukrainians living in pledged accommodation.
12-week lead-in time for streamlining of Ukrainian social welfare payments.
Review of benefits for international protection applicants to be completed within six weeks.
Blinken says Russia 'must pay' for Ukraine destruction as he makes unannounced visit
Over 4,000 people evacuated in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, says governor
This month
May 2024
Russia makes gains in eastern Ukraine claiming control of six villages as locals flee
Russia launches ground offensive into Ukraine's Kharkiv region, opening new front in the war
Putin celebrates victory in Second World War with parades around Russia
EU agrees to use profits from frozen Russian assets to arm Ukraine
Eurovision: Bambie Thug confirms they will perform in final after qualifying from semis tonight
The Cork-born ‘witch’ broke a bleak spell for Ireland at the competition by finishing among the top ten acts tonight.
Extra staff to be hired to improve communications and tackle disinformation on migration
Last month
April 2024
An Rúis inniu: Russian propaganda network sets up Irish-language news website
Debunked: The Ukraine Credit Guarantee Scheme is not closed to Irish businesses. It's for them.
Ukraine army chief says troops have been forced into a tactical retreat as they await US arms
Energy infrastructure and hotel hit in Russian drone attack in Ukraine's Mykolaiv
Russia launches overnight strikes on Ukraine targeting country's energy infrastructure
Macron warns 'mortal' Europe faces existential threat from Russian aggression
United States sent long-range missiles to Ukraine in secret February supply delivery
A spokesperson for the US State Department said it did not share the information to protect operational security.
US approves military aid packages of $61 billion for Ukraine and $13 billion for Israel
Tom Clonan: US money is a shot in the arm for Ukraine defence
Tom Clonan
Biden to send weapons to Ukraine once Senate approves aid package, Zelenskyy says
Iran, Israel appear to pull back from brink as US approves military aid
Tony Duffin: The trauma of war is fuelling drug abuse among soldiers in Ukraine
Tony Duffin
'Thank you, America': Zelensky welcomes US House approval of Ukraine aid package
Pregnant woman and journalist among those killed in Ukraine strikes on Russia overnight
NATO countries to give Ukraine more air defences after plea from Zelenskyy
Homeowners urged to pledge homes and offer a spare room to Ukrainian refugees
Harris bats away talk of 'inexperience' on his big EU debut as Ukraine and Palestine dominate
At least 18 killed in Russian missile strike on Ukraine
Debunked: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy did not buy a British Royal residence
Eastern front against Russia has 'deteriorated significantly', says Ukraine's top army general
Russia fires 40 missiles, 40 drones at Ukraine overnight
Teens in private residential care dropped off at Tusla HQ over safety concerns
Private operators of residential care homes for migrant teens had fears over grooming and drug use.
Evidence had been found which suggested teens were being groomed and at risk of sexual exploitation.
Requests to move the at-risk children weren't granted - so the private firm staff decided they needed to discharge the teens from their care.
Protocols brought in since the invasion of Ukraine mean the staff-to-children ratio in these facilities is not as strong as it is in Tusla care homes.
IAEA warns about drone attacks on Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
Zelenskyy says Ukraine will lose war if US Congress withholds aid
Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv kill six and wound 11
Drone hits pro-Russian separatists in breakaway Moldovan region bordering Ukraine
Medical NGO office in Ukraine's Donetsk region completely destroyed by Russian strike
Ukraine claims it destroyed six Russian military planes in overnight drone attack