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#Ukraine

# ukraine - Saturday 14 May, 2022

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
# Kharkiv
# Kharkiv

Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'

Updated May 14th 2022, 3:20 PM 55,527 Views 53 Comments
  • "The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
  • The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
  • Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

May 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 12,474 Views 2 Comments

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

# ukraine - Friday 13 May, 2022

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid

Updated May 13th 2022, 5:59 PM 63,076 Views 24 Comments
  • Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
  • Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
  • Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions
# Putin
# Putin

Putin’s ex-wife and family members targeted in latest UK sanctions

May 13th 2022, 1:09 PM 24,766 Views 10 Comments

The UK’s Foreign Secretary said she was taking aim at the ‘shady network propping up’ the Russian president’s luxury lifestyle.

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine

May 13th 2022, 11:45 AM 19,732 Views 17 Comments

Sgt Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, is accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato

May 13th 2022, 9:04 AM 18,993 Views 16 Comments

Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis

May 13th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,980 Views 7 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney detailed 16 contracts made outside of standard procurement rules.

Irish universities to supply temporary beds for refugees as Govt says student supply 'won't be impacted'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Irish universities to supply temporary beds for refugees as Govt says student supply 'won't be impacted'

May 13th 2022, 12:03 AM 33,237 Views 18 Comments
  • About 4,500 beds have been secured from both third-level institutions and private providers.
  • Just under half are coming directly from Irish universities but the duration of availability varies.
  • The department has said refugees will likely be moved from the student beds after the summer break.

# ukraine - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
# NATO
# NATO

Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato

Updated May 12th 2022, 10:42 PM 46,434 Views 34 Comments
  • Kyiv is preparing for its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
  • Gazprom announced it would stop supplying gas via the Polish part of the Yamal-Europe pipeline.
  • Finland's president and prime minister have said they are in favour of applying for Nato membership.
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 12th 2022, 9:06 PM 8,164 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees
# Payment
# Payment

Cabinet subcommittee approves €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees

May 12th 2022, 5:15 PM 14,633 Views 12 Comments

The final sign off of the decision will take place at Cabinet next week.

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be
# Nato Membership
# Nato Membership

Opinion: It's time to admit that Ireland is not neutral, nor should it be

May 12th 2022, 3:31 PM 20,391 Views 55 Comments

Rory Fitzgerald says we need to get real in the debate around Irish neutrality in the face of Russian aggression in Europe.

Ukraine mark first game since Russia invasion with friendly win
# Healing
From The42
# Healing

Ukraine mark first game since Russia invasion with friendly win

May 12th 2022, 8:48 AM 6,084 Views 1 Comment

Goals from Mykhaylo Mudryk and Oleksandr Pikhalyonok helped their side to victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.

# ukraine - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia urged to annex Ukraine's Kherson, Moscow claims Kyiv bombed Russian city

Updated May 11th 2022, 10:55 PM 72,636 Views 53 Comments

The Moscow-installed administration said there would be a “request to make Kherson region a full subject of the Russian Federation.”

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them
# Women And Children
# Women And Children

Opinion: Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to trafficking and abuse - we must protect them

May 11th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,574 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Mary Van Lieshout says Ukrainian refugees are vulnerable to exploitation and government agencies and NGOs must do more to protect them.

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

May 11th 2022, 7:24 AM 25,595 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

# ukraine - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:35 PM 42,514 Views 44 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Decision on €400 payment to households who host Ukrainian refugees to be made 'shortly'

May 10th 2022, 5:21 PM 16,104 Views 29 Comments

Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says work is continuing across a number of departments.

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

One killed after Russia fires hypersonic missiles at Odesa as ’44 civilians found dead in Izyum’

Updated May 10th 2022, 1:45 PM 34,841 Views 25 Comments
  • The Ukrainian military said Russian forces fired seven missiles from the air at Odessa, hitting a shopping centre and a warehouse.
  • Ukrainian officials said around 100 civilians remain trapped at a steel plant in Mariupol despite earlier reports that all had been evacuated.
  • US President Joe Biden signed a new bill to expedite more weapons to the country.
Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight

May 10th 2022, 12:26 PM 16,362 Views 9 Comments

17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees

May 10th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,409 Views 10 Comments

Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.

# ukraine - Monday 9 May, 2022

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'
# Russia's War
# Russia's War

Tom Clonan: On day 75 of the war, the Russian war machine remains sluggish and without 'victory'

Updated May 9th 2022, 9:55 PM 29,759 Views 16 Comments

There was little for Putin to celebrate during this year’s ‘Victory Day’.

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Biden signs measure speeding up US weapons deliveries to Ukraine

May 9th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,586 Views 21 Comments

Acknowledging the billions of dollars already spent by the United States, Biden said “caving to aggression is even more costly.”

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters
# Russian Ambassador
# Russian Ambassador

Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters

May 9th 2022, 4:18 PM 26,075 Views 29 Comments

Sergey Andreev was ambushed by activists as he arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw.

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

EU's Charles Michel forced to take cover during strike in Ukraine

Updated May 9th 2022, 3:45 PM 53,940 Views 59 Comments

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that his country would not allow Russia to appropriate victory in World War II.

Brussels to give 'opinion' on Ukraine EU membership bid in June
# Membership
# Membership

Brussels to give 'opinion' on Ukraine EU membership bid in June

May 9th 2022, 1:06 PM 6,880 Views 8 Comments

Ukraine would have to satisy several criteria before it would become a member.

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters

Updated May 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 19,296 Views 16 Comments

Johnny Fallon discusses the political relevance of the song contest coming up this week in the midst of the war in Ukraine.

# ukraine - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits

Updated May 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 39,097 Views 29 Comments

Biden met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school being used as a shelter for displaced civilians.

Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people
# U2
# U2

Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people

May 8th 2022, 3:41 PM 44,945 Views 64 Comments

The U2 band members said they had been invited to perform by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU member states continue to negotiate details of Russia oil embargo

May 8th 2022, 2:38 PM 12,099 Views 29 Comments

Several member states, most vocally Hungary, have demanded exemptions from the ban.

Patriotism and unease mix as Russia prepares to mark Victory Day
# Russia
# Russia

Patriotism and unease mix as Russia prepares to mark Victory Day

May 8th 2022, 1:51 PM 19,038 Views 25 Comments

Russian state TV has ramped up the patriotic rhetoric as the country commemmorates the end of World War II there.

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

60 feared dead after school bombed in east Ukraine as Mariupol braces for renewed offensive

Updated May 8th 2022, 12:08 PM 14,570 Views 22 Comments

Russian forces may be seeking to hand President Vladimir Putin a critical win ahead of the country’s victory day tomorrow.

# ukraine - Saturday 7 May, 2022

Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades

Updated May 7th 2022, 7:45 PM 27,752 Views 35 Comments

Fighting continues on many fronts, and Ukraine’s defence ministry said it had destroyed another Russian vessel in the Black Sea.

# ukraine - Friday 6 May, 2022

‘We’re so sorry’: Mariupol steel plant evacuees feel relief and grief
# Siege Of Mariupol
# Siege Of Mariupol

‘We’re so sorry’: Mariupol steel plant evacuees feel relief and grief

May 6th 2022, 10:53 PM 30,785 Views 4 Comments

Survivors have described for the Associated Press their two months at the centre of hell, and their escape.

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

No one wants to see Ukrainian families moved from hotels at short notice, says minister

May 6th 2022, 7:29 PM 28,511 Views 27 Comments

A number of Ukrainian refugees were given just 15 hours notice that they had to move.

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant

Updated May 6th 2022, 2:42 PM 19,428 Views 30 Comments

Ukrainian fighters say “assault operations” continued despite a ceasefire.

More than 200 artists join Ukrainian violinist in music video collaboration
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 200 artists join Ukrainian violinist in music video collaboration

May 6th 2022, 1:20 PM 24,410 Views 4 Comments

The video is raising money for humanitarian aid for musicians in Ukraine, so far gathering almost €20,000.

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

UN sends new Mariupol convoy to rescue civilians from 'bleak hell'

May 6th 2022, 7:08 AM 7,596 Views 11 Comments

Ten weeks into the war, Russia has focused its efforts on Ukraine’s east and south.

# ukraine - Thursday 5 May, 2022

Ukraine Forces have contradicted Kremlin claims that humanitarian corridors at Mariupol are 'functioning'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine Forces have contradicted Kremlin claims that humanitarian corridors at Mariupol are 'functioning'

Updated May 5th 2022, 3:35 PM 25,995 Views 57 Comments

Russia’s defence ministry announced a daytime ceasefire for three days beginning today to evacuate civilians from the plant.

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'
# Refugee Response
# Refugee Response

Only 700 Ukrainian refugees so far placed in pledged accommodation as minister seeks 'patience'

May 5th 2022, 3:32 PM 16,379 Views 15 Comments

Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.