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#Ukraine

# ukraine - Thursday 28 April, 2022

The Explainer: What is the situation like for people fleeing Ukraine now?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What is the situation like for people fleeing Ukraine now?

Apr 28th 2022, 5:30 PM 2,860 Views 0 Comments

Listen to hear what reporter Céimin Burke saw while reporting from the Polish-Ukrainian border last week.

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'
# Ukraine Refugees
# Ukraine Refugees

Minister confirms Aramark given refugee catering contract as process had to be 'short circuited'

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 5:19 PM 40,700 Views 83 Comments

Minister for Integration Roderic O’Gorman says Government hasn’t used the traditional procurement processes.

Satellite images show Russia deploying trained dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base
# MILITARY PORPOISES
# MILITARY PORPOISES

Satellite images show Russia deploying trained dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base

Apr 28th 2022, 10:23 AM 32,596 Views 29 Comments

The US Naval Institute said the dolphins may be tasked with counter-diver operations to prevent Ukrainian forces infiltrating the harbour.

# ukraine - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war spilling into Moldova would have 'far-reaching implications for EU and NATO'
# Transnistria
# Transnistria

Russia-Ukraine war spilling into Moldova would have 'far-reaching implications for EU and NATO'

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 9:20 PM 44,546 Views 32 Comments

There has been a series of explosions in recent days and a Russian commander claimed Russian speakers in Moldova are being oppressed.

Russian ambassador denies lying to Irish public over Ukraine in combative Drivetime interview
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russian ambassador denies lying to Irish public over Ukraine in combative Drivetime interview

Apr 27th 2022, 6:27 PM 41,931 Views 31 Comments

Days before the war began, Yury Filatov branded the suggestion that Russia would invade Ukraine ‘insane’.

Poland and Bulgaria to receive gas from EU neighbours following Russian supply halt
# Energy Squeeze
# Energy Squeeze

Poland and Bulgaria to receive gas from EU neighbours following Russian supply halt

Updated Apr 27th 2022, 6:03 PM 50,850 Views 36 Comments
  • Poland has said there will be "no shortage" of gas in the country's homes.
  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU is planning a "coordinated" response.
  • Russian ambassador to Ireland, Yuri Filatov, has said that the only way to restore gas flow was to pay in roubles.
Payment to households hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘to be made in coming weeks’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Payment to households hosting Ukrainian refugees ‘to be made in coming weeks’

Apr 27th 2022, 4:45 PM 16,720 Views 17 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys said there are almost 27,000 Ukrainians who have been issued with PPS numbers.

# ukraine - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Russian gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria suspended as UN chief visits Moscow
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian gas deliveries to Poland and Bulgaria suspended as UN chief visits Moscow

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 8:36 PM 52,227 Views 49 Comments

Much of eastern Europe heavily depends on gas from Russia.

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Councils identify 89 State-owned buildings to immediately house over 5,000 Ukrainian refugees

Apr 26th 2022, 7:45 PM 34,987 Views 61 Comments

A total of 25,383 refugees have arrived in the country as of last night.

Russian diplomat says giving Ukraine weapons could provoke ‘World War Three’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian diplomat says giving Ukraine weapons could provoke ‘World War Three’

Updated Apr 26th 2022, 10:30 AM 44,530 Views 113 Comments
  • Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov repeated an earlier claim that weapons coming from the Western “will be a legitimate target”.
  • Two explosions targeted a radio station in Transnistria, a separatist Russia-backed territory in Moldova.
Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet to discuss scrapping hospital charges for under 16s

Apr 26th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,450 Views 17 Comments

The Government plans to abolish charges for overnight stays as well as fees for day cases.

# ukraine - Monday 25 April, 2022

Five people killed and 18 injured in strikes on central Ukrainian railway stations
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Five people killed and 18 injured in strikes on central Ukrainian railway stations

Updated Apr 25th 2022, 9:47 PM 45,021 Views 69 Comments

There have been several Russian attacks against Ukrainian rail and fuel facilities.

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees
# Housing
# Housing

Vacant social homes set to be refurbished as Taoiseach reiterates 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees

Apr 25th 2022, 9:50 AM 37,950 Views 87 Comments

This plan and others will be discussed at Cabinet tomorrow.

Top US officials visit Kyiv and pledge $700 million in military aid as Mariupol 'on the brink'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US officials visit Kyiv and pledge $700 million in military aid as Mariupol 'on the brink'

Apr 25th 2022, 7:39 AM 12,387 Views 34 Comments

The trip by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians

Apr 25th 2022, 12:05 AM 28,570 Views 14 Comments
  • Almost 25,000 pledges of accommodation were offered through the Irish Red Cross portal, Michelle Hennessy writes.
  • The first tranche of accommodation match-ups will be for adults only.
  • It emerged last week that the Government is considering offering a €400 monthly payment to hosts.

# ukraine - Sunday 24 April, 2022

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Top US officials to visit Kyiv as Orthodox Easter marked by war

Updated Apr 24th 2022, 3:20 PM 22,999 Views 58 Comments

The trip by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin comes as the war enters its third month.

Police look into pro-Russian graffiti at 'Game of Thrones' site
# Antrim
# Antrim

Police look into pro-Russian graffiti at 'Game of Thrones' site

Apr 24th 2022, 10:08 AM 29,140 Views 20 Comments

The words ‘Z glory to Russia’ appeared at the Dark Hedges in Co Antrim.

# ukraine - Friday 22 April, 2022

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia vows bigger Ukraine assault as UN documents killings

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:35 PM 38,335 Views 51 Comments

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today that it has detailed a “horror story” of violations perpetrated against civilians.

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Ukrainians allowed to exchange driving licence for an Irish one, Minister announces

Apr 22nd 2022, 8:34 PM 31,621 Views 65 Comments

The new licence will be valid for 12 months and will apply to cars only.

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees

Apr 22nd 2022, 10:26 AM 26,991 Views 54 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

New images reveal possible mass graves near Mariupol as Zelenskyy says city 'continues to resist'

Apr 22nd 2022, 7:12 AM 23,812 Views 23 Comments

Russia says it has “liberated” the city, with just a few thousand Ukrainian soldiers left in the Azovstal plant complex.

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Irish volunteers at the Ukraine border: ‘We're great at helping, but need to do more. It’s a tragedy’

Apr 22nd 2022, 12:05 AM 27,411 Views 11 Comments
  • Céimin Burke speaks to volunteers at a disused shopping centre just 11 kilometres from the Ukrainian border.
  • Groups include people from around Europe who came to border areas and directly offered lifts to arriving refugees.
  • Irish charities among those working to set up safe travel routes for refugees and helping with those providing essential items and legal support.

# ukraine - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
# Award
# Award

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy

Apr 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 15,681 Views 34 Comments

The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Justice Minister says 'no cap' on Ukrainian refugees arriving despite accommodation challenges

Updated Apr 21st 2022, 8:06 PM 50,612 Views 66 Comments

Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman earlier said “grouped” accommodation will be a “more substantial part” of housing refugees.

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant
Live Apr 21st 2022, 7:10 PM

As it happened: Satellite image shows mass grave near Mariupol as Putin orders blockade of city's steel plant

  • Russia's defence minister said it controls all of Mariupol except the Azovstal plant.
  • The prime ministers of Spain and Denmark have arrived on a visit to Kyiv.
  • Ukraine said nine bodies have been found outside Kyiv, some with signs of torture.
Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Russia's renewed assault on the Donbas region is an attempt to re-frame the narrative

Apr 21st 2022, 7:00 PM 16,025 Views 22 Comments

For symbolic and propaganda reasons, Putin has a few weeks to turn things around in Ukraine, writes security analyst Tom Clonan.

# ukraine - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon
Live Apr 20th 2022, 7:00 PM

As it happened: Russia tests intercontinental ballistic missile as Taoiseach meets Ukraine PM in Shannon

  • A Ukrainian commander in a Mariupol steel plant said his marines are “facing our last days, if not hours”.
  • Finland's parliament opened a debate on whether to seek Nato membership.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Shannon Airport today.
Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,920 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine receives missiles from Norway amid warning Mariupol defenders are facing 'last days'

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 10:45 AM 40,402 Views 65 Comments

Commander Serhiy Volyna said his marines are “maybe facing our last days, if not hours”.

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

One-stop hub to open next week for Ukrainians who want to continue studying, Harris says

Apr 20th 2022, 9:04 AM 11,074 Views 6 Comments

We cannot allow Putin’s wish of depriving the next Ukrainian leaders an opportunity to finish their education, Simon Harris said.

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)
# Przemysl
# Przemysl

‘I have to go back’: Polish city remains a major hub for Ukrainians fleeing war (and going home)

Apr 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 18,793 Views 0 Comments
  • Przemyśl became a hub for Ukrainian refugees as soon as the war broke out.
  • The city has adapted its operations to deal with a new phase of the crisis.
  • Volunteers from all over the world are helping the city cope with the influx of people.

# ukraine - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase
# Donbas
# Donbas

West vows more Russian sanctions as Ukraine war enters new phase

Apr 19th 2022, 11:05 PM 15,424 Views 13 Comments

Russia’s defence ministry said that “high-precision air-based missiles” had hit 13 Ukrainian positions in parts of Donbas.

'It is madness': Coveney addresses UN and describes witnessing mass graves at Bucha
# Address
# Address

'It is madness': Coveney addresses UN and describes witnessing mass graves at Bucha

Apr 19th 2022, 8:33 PM 25,116 Views 81 Comments

“There was nothing fabricated about what I witnessed,” he told the assembly.

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says
# Battle For The Donbas
# Battle For The Donbas

Russian forces attacking along broad east front, Ukraine says

Updated Apr 19th 2022, 7:55 PM 55,968 Views 29 Comments

Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed that his forces will “fight” and “defend ourselves” in a bullish video address.

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Simon Coveney to address UN Security Council today on Bucha and Kyiv visit

Apr 19th 2022, 12:03 AM 10,122 Views 13 Comments

Coveney visited Bucha and Kyiv last week and will brief his colleagues on what he witnessed.

# ukraine - Monday 18 April, 2022

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine
# Medyka
# Medyka

Over 50 days in, things have changed at the main border crossing between Poland and Ukraine

Apr 18th 2022, 11:10 PM 47,225 Views 15 Comments
  • There are now large numbers of people returning to Ukraine as well as leaving it
  • Security is much tighter, with more organisations rather than individuals on the ground
  • The traffic at the border stretches out of sight filling three lanes, reports Céimin Burke from the border
'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

'Powerful' strikes on Lviv kill seven people as Russia tries to seize full control of Mariupol

Updated Apr 18th 2022, 12:57 PM 33,291 Views 26 Comments

Ukraine has pledged to fight on and defend the port city.

# ukraine - Sunday 17 April, 2022

Medics treating group of Ukrainian refugees in north Cork for suspected vomiting bug
# Banteer
# Banteer

Medics treating group of Ukrainian refugees in north Cork for suspected vomiting bug

Updated Apr 17th 2022, 3:35 PM 70,612 Views 0 Comments

Medical assistance was called to the Banteer centre after refugees reported feeling unwell after arriving last night.

Strikes leave five dead in Kharkiv, as Russian ultimatum to Mariupol ends
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Strikes leave five dead in Kharkiv, as Russian ultimatum to Mariupol ends

Updated Apr 17th 2022, 2:10 PM 54,720 Views 67 Comments

Zelenskyy has warned that peace talks with Moscow will be scrapped if the last Ukrainian troops in Mariupol are killed.

# ukraine - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia bans Boris Johnson from the country

Apr 16th 2022, 10:51 AM 47,910 Views 44 Comments

Moscow said the move is in response to the UK’s “unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally”.