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# Ukraine

January 2023
# factcheck
Debunked: No, refugees are not still being housed at a school in Drimnagh
A number of social media posts incorrectly claimed that pupils may not be able to return to the school today, prompting protests.
# Peace Talks
Putin says he's ready for Ukraine talks if Kyiv accepts 'new territorial realities'
A Russian church leader has also called for a ceasefire in order to celebrate Orthodox Christmas tomorrow.
# Russia
Mourners gather for rare public commemoration in Russia for soldiers killed by Ukraine strike
Russia yesterday said 63 servicemen were killed when a temporary deployment point was struck in Makiivka.
# Airstrikes
Russia will step up exploding drone attacks on Ukraine, Zelenskyy says
The Institute for the Study of War said Vladimir Putin is looking to strengthen support for his strategy among key voices in Russia.
# Kyiv
Russia says more than 60 soldiers killed in Ukrainian strike
However, Kyiv said that nearly 400 Russian troops were killed in Makiivka.
# Ukraine
Number of Ukrainian students enrolled in Irish schools has almost doubled since May
Schools in Dublin, Kerry and Cork have enrolled the most students.
# Ukraine
Russia's New Year raids on Ukraine kill four and wound dozens
The head of the Kyiv police posted a picture of wreckage of a downed drone that featured the words “Happy New Year” in Russian.
Last year
# Ukraine
One person killed in Kyiv following Russian strikes on several regions, Ukraine officials say
AFP journalists in Kyiv heard at least 10 explosions in the early afternoon.
# Ukraine
Ukraine says it repelled overnight kamikaze drone strike from Russia
In the capital Kyiv, city authorities announced an air alert shortly after 2am local time.
# Ukraine
Ukraine hit by 'massive' Russian missile attacks across several regions
Blasts were heard across the country including in Kyiv, Kharkiv in the east and the city of Lviv on the border with Poland.
Presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak said that more than 120 missiles had been fired by Russia.
Kyiv authorities have said that air defences downed all 16 missiles that targeted the Ukrainian capital.
Close to half of the capital city is without power following the strikes.
14-year-old girl among injured after shelling of Kherson village as Russia continues attacks
# Ukraine
Ukrainian missile allegedly lands in Belarus
The missile either deviated from its trajectory or was shot down by Belarusian air defences, authorities said.
# Ukraine
14-year-old girl among injured after shelling of Kherson village as Russia continues attacks
Civilians have continued to flee the Kherson region over Christmas as shelling continues.
# Ukraine
Ukraine must demilitarise or Russia ‘will solve the issue’, says Lavrov
The Russian foreign minister also accused the West of fuelling the war in Ukraine to weaken Russia.
# Aid
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
A further €1.6 million was donated towards victims of the Creeslough tragedy.
# Ukraine
Moscow accuses Ukraine of air base attack that it claims left three dead
Russia’s domestic security agency has said it has killed four Ukrainian ‘saboteurs’ that allegedly tried to enter the country.
Opinion: As Ukrainians, we remember how Christmas looked for us until this year
Ukrainian journalist Polina Bashkina looks at how Christmas has traditionally been celebrated at home.
# Christmas Message
Pope Francis calls for an end to 'senseless' war in Ukraine in Christmas message
The pope made the address from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
# Ukraine
Russian shells pound Kherson, leaving seven dead
Ukrainian forces retook control of Kherson last month.
# food chain
Ukraine grain harvest fell around 40% due to war
Ukraine is a major exporter but Russia’s invasion stopped shipments for months.
# Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian president back in Kyiv as Russia continues attacks
Volodymyr Zelenskyy secured a new military aid package on his trip to the US.
# Michael D Higgins
President pays tribute to Private Sean Rooney and Creeslough victims in Christmas speech
The president highlighted Ireland’s solidarity with Ukrainian refugees spending their first Christmas away from home.
# Ukraine
Russia has shown no 'meaningful' interest in ending Ukraine war, US says
Putin earlier today told reporters that he hoped the conflict ends “and the sooner, the better.”
Tom Clonan: Russia cannot ‘win’ this war on Ukraine - so what can we expect in 2023?
Escalation won’t alter the fact that a Russian victory is not possible, security analyst Tom Clonan writes.
# volodymyr zelensky
Zelensky tells US congress aid is 'investment in global security'
Zelensky enjoyed a hero’s welcome on a trip to Washington to rally support
# Ukraine
Zelensky lands in Washington for first trip outside Ukraine since Russian invasion
The secretly arranged trip comes on the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet his top military officials.
# Belarus
Putin lands in Belarus for talks with Lukashenko following heavy drone attack on Kyiv
The attack follows one of Russia’s biggest assaults on the city since the start of the war.
# ukrainians in ireland
Plan to move Ukrainians living in Dundalk hotel scrapped
The group of around 50 people were told on Friday that they would be transferred from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to several other areas.
# Ukraine
Russia shells centre of Kherson city, says president's office
Kherson has been subjected to persistent Russian shelling since Moscow’s forces retreated in November.
# Ukraine
Ukraine working to restore power after Russian missiles batter grid
The volley of missiles pitched multiple cities into darkness, cutting water and heat and forcing people to endure below-freezing temperatures.
# Ukraine
Russia launches more than 60 missiles into Ukraine, at least two people killed
Blasts were reported in at least four cities.
# War
Ukraine army chief warns of threat of new Russian assault on Kyiv
General Valeriy Zaluzhny believes Russia will strike the capital again in early 2023.
# Kyiv
Zelenskyy says Ukraine shot down 'all' Russian drones in latest attack on Kyiv
City officials said debris from the downed drones damaged a number of buildings, but no one was reported injured or killed.
# kherson
Ukrainian governor says Russian shelling in Kherson kills two and has injured five others
The city of Kherson was in November recaptured by Ukrainian forces during a Kyiv counteroffensive.
# Dmitry Medvedev
Former Russian president says country is ramping up production of 'most powerful' weapons
Medvedev, who serves as deputy head of Russia’s Security Council, did not provide details of the weapons.
# Ukraine
City of Bakhmut ‘destroyed’ as Russia continues offensive in eastern Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation “remains very difficult” in several frontline cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.
EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine
Roberta Metsola outlines a campaign to deliver generators to Ukraine as it faces a winter of war.
# Ukraine
'We have not gone crazy': Putin says Russia will not be first to deploy nuclear weapons
The Russian president said the threat of nuclear war is “rising”, but said that Russia would only use a nuclear weapon in response to an enemy strike.
# Ukraine War
Putin refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons
The Russian president said Moscow would not be able to use nuclear weapons at all if it agreed not to use them first and then came under a nuclear strike.
# Russia
US says it hasn't 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia, after spate of drone attacks
Kyiv did not directly claim responsibility but neither did it criticise the action.
# United Nations
Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
Coveney believes Ireland has had a “sustained and positive impact” during its two-year term on the council.