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# Ukraine

March 2023
Russian defence minister inspects Ukraine front line as fighting continues in Bakhmut
The defence ministry said Sergei Shoigu had ‘inspected a command post on the front’ in the direction of the southern Donetsk region.
US to supply Ukraine with $400m military aid, including armoured vehicles that launch bridges
The Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge is a portable, 60ft folding metal bridge that is carried on top of a tank body.
Head of Russian mercenary group says Ukraine's Bakhmut is 'practically surrounded'
Russia is determined to seize Bakhmut as part of its wider aim of capturing the entire Donetsk region.
Kyiv denies Putin claim that Ukrainian soldiers entered Russia
A Ukrainian official denied the allegation saying: ‘Russia wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country’.
Ukraine war set to dominate G20 meeting of top diplomats
India appealed for all members of the fractured Group of 20 to reach consensus on issues of deep concern to poorer countries.
Windsor Framework and invasion of Ukraine on the agenda when Varadkar meets Spanish PM later
Leo Varadkar will brief Pedro Sanchez on the new agreement between the UK and the EU.
Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko 'fully supports' China's 'Peace Plan' for Ukraine
China recently published a position paper on Moscow’s war in Ukraine insisting it is a neutral party and calling for dialogue.
February 2023
'Extremely tense': Ukraine's troops under mounting pressure in battered city of Bakhmat
Moscow has said it shot down Ukrainian drones targeting civilian sites in Russian territory.
Belarus's exiled opposition celebrate after partisans destroy Russian surveillance plane
Kyiv has said Russia has used Belarusian air strips as a base from which to launch strikes on Ukraine.
Refugee accommodation: Govt hopes local point people and beefed up media budget will ease concerns
Politicians have spoken out about the lack of communication about refugee facilities.
CIA chief: US intelligence officials 'confident' China considering supply of weapons to Russia
CIA director William Burns made the comments earlier today.
EU adopts 10th round of sanctions against Russia as fighting in Ukraine grinds on
The sanctions are aimed at undercutting Russia’s finances and military supplies.
China urge peace talks between Ukraine and Russia with end of nuclear weapon threats
One year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China has called for peace talks and said that the threat of nuclear weapons being deployed must be avoided.
Coup rumours, Oligarchs, and pro-Russia agitators: What's going on in Moldova?
With voters split between pro-western and pro-Russia parties, Moldova is at a crossroads ahead of the next election.
'When I saw the ferry I thought - ohhh': The Ukrainians who have made Tory Island home
“When we read about Tory Island and that it only has around 130 people, we thought, ‘wow, this will be interesting’.”
EU agrees tenth package of Russian sanctions on first anniversary of invasion
Poland had slowed down agreement on the latest sanctions because Warsaw had viewed them as ‘too soft’.
Zelenskyy plans to meet China's Xi Jinping after Beijing calls for urgent peace talks
Zelenskyy also said he was doing his best to prevent Chinese arms supplies to Russia to avoid any risk of ‘World War III’.
Ukraine issue Banksy postage stamp to mark first anniversary of war
It depicts a young judoka representing Ukraine knocking down a grown man.
Tony Blair calls for fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine, but UK only willing to supply jets to allies
Defence secretary Ben Wallace said backfilling allies with the UK’s jets to free up their own would be a quicker way to bolster Kyiv’s defences.
Tánaiste tells Ukraine rally: Ireland 'not politically or morally neutral in the face of war crimes'
Large crowds have gathered outside the GPO to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Contemporary Russia is not the USSR - it is arguably a greater threat'
DCU Professor of Politics Donnacha Ó Beacháin takes a look at Putin’s state of the nation address.
An estimated 320,000 people have been killed since Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Some 30,000 to 40,000 civilians have lost their lives nationwide in the conflict, Western sources say.
Moldova rejects Russian claims that Ukraine is preparing 'invasion' of Transnistria
Moldovan officials have rejected Russia’s claims as “psy-ops” as part of the war.
China calls for ceasefire and peace talks between Russia and Ukraine on first anniversary of war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has previously called it an important first step to have China involved.
Ukraine War: How countries across Europe are responding to the refugee crisis, one year on
The invasion of Ukraine sparked the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War.
Larry Donnelly: One year on, Biden walks a tightrope on Ukraine
Our columnist looks at Joe Biden’s visit to Kyiv this week and his challenges maintaining support for Ukraine at home.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine 'will prevail' on the eve of invasion anniversary
The country’s military intelligence chief has warned that Russia is planning a missile attack tomorrow to mark the day.
'Any buildings we can get our hands on': Ministers to discuss refugee accommodation crisis
The Cabinet Committee on Ukraine will also discuss a new communications plan for communities.
'Kerry is very like home in Crimea' - From Ukraine to restarting Valentia's GAA club
Shevket Dzaparow from the Ukraine is helping the Valentia Young Islanders get their club up and running again.
Biden slams Russia over suspension of nuclear treaty, while Putin tightens ties with China
Wang Yi’s visit comes after Washington and NATO voiced concern that China could be preparing to supply Russia with weapons.
Putin speech: Russia pulling back from nuclear treaty with US
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address, Putin accused the West of being “completely” responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
'Kyiv stands strong': Biden addresses crowds in Poland ahead of first anniversary of Ukraine invasion
Biden told crowds in Warsaw that US support for Ukraine ‘will not waver’.
Up to 30 Irish troops will travel to Europe to train Ukrainian troops in 'non-lethal' skills
The cabinet confirmed the move this morning and will see the troops deployed in the coming months to the newly established EUMAM Ukraine.
Sports Minister says Olympics ban for athletes from Russia and Belarus should continue
Byrne added that he wished circumstances were different, because athletes from every country should be able to compete.
Darkened plane, silent overnight train: Biden's secret journey to Kyiv
Here’s how the US President made a covert trip to Ukraine.
Tom Clonan: 'Putin's aggression is going nowhere as this war reaches its first anniversary'
The security analyst says Putin’s back is to the wall and the global community must redouble efforts to bring an end to this war.
'The world stands with you': Biden pledges more military aid to Ukraine on surprise Kyiv visit
Joe Biden confirmed new sanctions would be brought forward by the US against Russia.
Grain shipments from Ukraine drop as Russia blamed for slowing inspections
The shipments have decreased despite a UN-brokered deal to retain exports to developing countries.
France promises to send Kyiv light tanks within a week
French President Emmanuel Macron promised in early January that France would send AMX-10s, after months of hesitation.
US VP Harris accuses Russia of 'crimes against humanity' in Ukraine
Kamala Harris made the comments ahead of the one-year anniversary of Moscow sending its forces into Ukraine.