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#Ukraine

# 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 27,786 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 30,842 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 28,632 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 19,469 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 24,444 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 7,608 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 26,053 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 16,504 Views 15 Comments

Over 24,000 offers of accommodation have been made with about 6,000 being withdrawn.

# ukraine - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Evidence points to 600 dead in Mariupol theatre airstrike – double the previous estimate

May 4th 2022, 6:49 PM 11,702 Views 6 Comments

The Ukrainian Government estimated early on that around 300 people died and has since opened a war crimes investigation.

Irish journalist named in new UK sanctions package over role in Russian media
# Bryan MacDonald
# Bryan MacDonald

Irish journalist named in new UK sanctions package over role in Russian media

May 4th 2022, 5:10 PM 51,651 Views 0 Comments

The latest British sanctions target journalists, politicians, media companies and others.

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

Concerns raised by Ukrainians and Eamon Ryan over planned Russian rally in Phoenix Park

May 4th 2022, 2:45 PM 32,325 Views 79 Comments

Climate Minister Eamon Ryan raised concerns that it would “antagonise” people and that it should be called off.

EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions
# European Union
# European Union

EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

May 4th 2022, 1:02 PM 33,244 Views 39 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said that the proposed embargo would likely impact Ireland the least among other EU countries.

Russian forces press Ukraine offensive as further evacuations from Mariupol to take place
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian forces press Ukraine offensive as further evacuations from Mariupol to take place

May 4th 2022, 7:12 AM 8,566 Views 4 Comments

Local authorities said 21 civilians were killed and another 28 wounded in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region yesterday.

# ukraine - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 100 civilians brought to safety out of Mariupol as Russia strikes factory in Donetsk

Updated May 3rd 2022, 10:49 PM 59,313 Views 62 Comments

The UK and EU are moving to give more support to Ukraine and further sanction Russia respectively.

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland
# Nuclear Strike
# Nuclear Strike

Taoiseach calls Russia 'sinister' after video shows mock-up of nuclear attack on Ireland

May 3rd 2022, 5:34 PM 46,557 Views 59 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that it represented a mindset that was “out of touch with reality”.

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ceann Comhairle to visit Kyiv and address Ukrainian Parliament

May 3rd 2022, 10:26 AM 13,462 Views 44 Comments

The trip is due to take place next week.

Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Europe must 'turn off tap of money' going to Russia for oil and gas, Eamon Ryan says

Updated May 3rd 2022, 9:40 AM 27,549 Views 57 Comments

The European Commission is proposing a new package of sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

# ukraine - Monday 2 May, 2022

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia plans to 'annex' Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions, US official says

Updated May 2nd 2022, 7:55 PM 57,413 Views 20 Comments

The evacuation of Mariupol was delayed today amid heavy fighting in Ukraine’s east.

Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns
# Oil Embargo
# Oil Embargo

Recession brought on by energy crisis would 'hit Ireland early and hardest', MEP warns

May 2nd 2022, 6:50 PM 38,433 Views 21 Comments

EU ministers today discussed plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.

# ukraine - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

May 1st 2022, 9:00 PM 15,110 Views 0 Comments

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

Russian defence ministry says 80 Mariupol civilians have been handed over to UN or Red Cross
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian defence ministry says 80 Mariupol civilians have been handed over to UN or Red Cross

May 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 40,222 Views 20 Comments

Earlier efforts at evacuations from the plant, the last site in the city still held by Ukrainian soldiers, had failed.

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians

May 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,859 Views 1 Comment

Doctors say Russia’s targeting of civilians is having a severe impact on many Ukrainians mental health.

# ukraine - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Holiday home owners could be paid for housing refugees, junior minister suggests
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Holiday home owners could be paid for housing refugees, junior minister suggests

Apr 30th 2022, 8:13 PM 39,373 Views 77 Comments

Over 25,000 refugees have arrived in the country as of this week.

Bodies with hands tied found in Ukraine as Russia shells east
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Bodies with hands tied found in Ukraine as Russia shells east

Apr 30th 2022, 5:50 PM 67,349 Views 28 Comments

Although Ukraine has retained control of Kharkiv, the city has been repeatedly battered by Moscow’s forces and still faces daily attacks.

Germany to reconsider ex-chancellor Schroeder's perks over Russia ties
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Germany to reconsider ex-chancellor Schroeder's perks over Russia ties

Apr 30th 2022, 5:19 PM 21,750 Views 6 Comments

Several cities have withdrawn honours for Schroeder, who is a lobbyist for Russian gas.

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides
# Alexander Stubb
# Alexander Stubb

Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides

Apr 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 20,025 Views 48 Comments

Alexander Stubb is a former Prime Minister of Finland and has dedicated his political career to campaign for Finnish NATO membership.

# ukraine - Friday 29 April, 2022

How effective was Arnold Schwarzenegger's viral video message to Russia?
# Intervention
# Intervention

How effective was Arnold Schwarzenegger's viral video message to Russia?

Apr 29th 2022, 10:00 PM 53,120 Views 36 Comments

“There is research showing that the source of information is less effective if people are forewarned of the persuasion attempt,” says Shane Timmons of the ESRI.

Mayor of besieged Mariupol describes ‘dire’ conditions at steel mill
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Mayor of besieged Mariupol describes ‘dire’ conditions at steel mill

Apr 29th 2022, 7:50 PM 14,943 Views 0 Comments

The mill is the last site in the city still held by Ukrainian soldiers who are encircled by Russian troops.

Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

Two British aid workers 'captured' by Russian forces in Ukraine

Updated Apr 29th 2022, 1:50 PM 37,111 Views 33 Comments
  • Paul Urey and Dylan Healy were "captured" by Russian soldiers at a checkpoint near Zaporizhzhia.
  • One person has been killed in a Russian strike on Kyiv during UN Secretary General's visit to the capital.
  • Zelenskyy said the strikes were an attempt by Russia to "humiliate" the UN and everything it represents.

# ukraine - Thursday 28 April, 2022

Kyiv hit by Russian air strikes as UN Secretary General visits
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Kyiv hit by Russian air strikes as UN Secretary General visits

Updated Apr 28th 2022, 8:00 PM 60,323 Views 46 Comments

Antonio Guterres urged Russia to cooperate with the International Criminal Court investigations into possible war crimes.

US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US President seeks $33 billion package to send arms and aid to Ukraine

Apr 28th 2022, 7:06 PM 15,598 Views 34 Comments

In a statement from the White House, Biden said the US is “not attacking Russia”.

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 2,854 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 40,647 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 32,578 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 44,540 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 41,895 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 50,820 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 16,702 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 52,195 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 34,968 Views 61 Comments

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