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# volodymyr zelensky

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February 2023
# Ukraine
Ukraine to push for European Union membership at summit in Kyiv
Ukraine gained EU candidate status in June last year, several months after Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops rolling across the border.
This year
# Ukraine
Biden rejects calls to supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets as Russia claims advances
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
Ukraine has expanded the list of weaponry it needs to be better able to drive Russian forces from occupied territories.
But US president Joe Biden has appeared to draw the line on supplying American fighter jets to Ukraine.
It comes as a Kremlin-appointed Donetsk leader claimed Russian forces were advancing near a strategically valuable town.
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# Ukraine
'It's killing more of our people': Ukraine denounces 'global indecision' on tanks
Zelensky has said there is ‘no alternative’ but for the West to give Ukraine heavy tanks.
# Olena Zelenska
Ukraine’s first lady asks for help against Russia as Dnipro death toll rises to 45
Olena Zelenska will speak to government officials, corporate titans, academics and activists in the snowy Swiss town.
Last year
# 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 War
'Pro-Kremlin group’ launches cyber attack on EU Parliament website after Russia ‘terrorism’ vote
The move by the European legislators is a symbolic political step with no legal consequences.
# Oscar
US actor Sean Penn gives Oscar award to Ukraine's president during visit to Kyiv
Penn told Zelensky: ‘If I know this is here with you, then I will feel better and stronger for the fight.’
# Ukraine War
Ukraine warns of Russian ‘brutality’ in eastern region
Moscow-backed separatists controlled part of Donetsk for nearly eight years before Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.
# Ukraine War
'A catastrophe on a grand scale': Ukraine warns Russia is planning to destroy hydro dam
Hundreds of thousands of people around the lower Dnipro River would be in danger of rapid flooding if the dam was destroyed.
# twitter spat
Elon Musk in Twitter row with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy over Russia 'peace plan'
Musk sparked the controversy on Twitter by proposing a peace deal involving re-running annexation referendum under UN supervision.
# New York
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.
# Ukraine
Ukraine warns only talks can end war as Russia cuts Finland gas
Ukraine’s president says “there are things that can only be reached at the negotiating table”.
# dail address
'We cannot imagine what you've gone through': Five-year-old Ukrainian and her mother get Dáil applause
Blue and yellow dress attire dotted through the Dáil chamber this morning for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address.
# timeline
Timeline: What has happened in the first week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
The invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February, has completely changed European and world politics.
# volodymyr zelensky
Zelensky’s unlikely journey from comedian to Ukrainian hero
The comedian actually became president after starring in a TV show about a teacher who seeks office after becoming fed up with corrupt politicians.
Ukrainian and Russian forces clash near Kyiv as EU sanctions Putin, Lavrov
The Ukrainian defence ministry has told citizens to resist the invasion.
Ukraine military vehicles have entered Kyiv to defend the city.
The country's government says it has handed out 18,000 assault rifles to volunteers.
Further sanctions from EU as Russian troops advance on Kyiv
Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting.
Explosions in Kyiv before dawn as Western leaders scheduled emergency meeting.
At least 137 Ukrainians killed during first 24 hours of Russian attack.
A spokesperson for Putin has said the Krelim is ready to send a delegation for talks with Ukraine.
# volodymyr zelensky
'Russia is on the side of evil': Ukrainian President decries invasion, breaks diplomatic ties
Volodymyr Zelensky compared Russia’s actions to those of Nazi Germany during World War II.
# ukraine crisis
Biden says Russian attack on Ukraine 'remains very much a possibility'
It comes after Ukraine said sites for the country’s defence ministry and state banks had been hit by a cyberattack.
Talks between new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place this afternoon.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, says that if a 'real withdrawal' follows the Russian statements, it will be the beginning of a real de-escalation.
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said that there should be 'cautious optimism', but there are no signs of de-escalation on the ground.
Putin slams Western 'provocation' as he holds almost 3 hrs of calls with Biden and Macron
Irish citizens in Ukraine told to 'leave immediately by commercial means'
# Ukraine
Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar
The army said Russian separatists had launched three attacks within 24 hours using grenade launchers and small arms.
All time
# Russia
Putin warns West of military measures over Ukraine threats
He said Russia “will react toughly to unfriendly steps”, adding that he wanted to underscore that “we have every right to do so”.
# Armenia
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
# rising tensions
US vows to boost military presence if Russia attacks Ukraine
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold talks via video call tomorrow.
# Hostages
The Ukranian President has defended posting a film recommendation in order to end a hostage crisis
The hostage situation ended after the president posted about a documentary narrated by actor Joaquin Phoenix.
# Punishment
Match that was abandoned after player called a 'Nazi' to resume
Rayo Vallecano will play Albacete in an empty stadium following an incident involving Roman Zozulya.
# internal emails
US moved to freeze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump's phone call with Zelensky
Trump is accused of withholding $400 million in assistance to Ukraine to push Kiev to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
# volodymyr zelensky
Russia says it's 'too early' to say whether it could work with Ukraine's new leader
Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory yesterday.
# volodymyr zelensky
Comedian wins 'landslide victory' in Ukranian presidential election, exit polls indicate
Volodymyr Zelenski took 73 percent of the vote, according to exit polls.