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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# War in Ukraine

This week
24th September 2023 - 28th September 2023
Russian Black Sea fleet commander appears in video, day after Ukraine claimed it killed officer
Kyiv said it had killed 34 officers, including Admiral Viktor Sokolov, in an unprecedented strike last week.
Ukraine claims it killed commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet in unprecedented missile strike
Attacks on Ukraine have killed five civilians and wounded 13 over the past 24 hours.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Poland halts weapon transfers to Ukraine amid diplomatic row over grain imports
The grain issue is particularly sensitive in Poland, where elections take place next month.
This month
September 2023
Ukraine says G20 statement on Russian war 'nothing to be proud of'
G20 make weakly worded statements on sovereignty and climate goals to paper over deep divisions.
Russia says five drones shot down overnight, including one targeting Moscow
Meanwhile, Russia launched a fourth day of air attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Izmail.
Russian drones hit Ukrainian port of Izmail overnight
The Ukrainian air force said 33 Russian attack drones were launched during the night in several groups.
Ukraine says Russian drones fell on Romania
The claim has not been independently verified.
Ukrainian defence minister resigns after Zelenskyy says he will be replaced
Zelenskyy said he believes ‘that the Ministry needs new approaches’.
Russian airport attacked from own territory, says Ukraine
Kyiv said today that police in the capital were responding to bomb threats as children returned to school.
Russia repels latest drone attack approaching Moscow
Moscow has been targeted by a barrage of Ukrainian drone attacks in recent weeks.
Last month
August 2023
United States announces $250 million in new military aid for Ukraine
Kyiv earlier ordered the evacuation of children from five towns near the frontline in southern Ukraine.
Russia says it intercepted two drones near Crimea as Kyiv retakes village on southern frontline
Robotyne is located in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, one of four that the Kremlin claimed to have annexed last year.
Two dead and one wounded after Russia shells café in Ukraine's northeast, officials say
Officials in Kupiansk, six kilometres from the frontline, had urged vulnerable residents living near the town to evacuate earlier this month.
Russia shoots down drone headed for Moscow in sixth consecutive night of strikes
Moscow was rarely targeted during the early stages of the conflict in Ukraine though attacks have mounted of late.
Putin expresses 'condolences' over plane crash thought to have killed Yevgeny Prigozhin
Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a fatal private plane crash in Russia yesterday.
Reacting to the death, US president Joe Biden said there's "not much that happens in Russia" without president Vladimir Putin's involvement.
Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case, examining a 'violation of traffic safety rules' around the crash.
Mercenary leader believed dead went from hotdog seller to enemy of Kremlin
Four people killed in Russian strike on school in north-east Ukraine
Three civilians were also killed in Russia’s Belgorod region while the capital Moscow was targeted by a drone attack.
Russia destroys Ukrainian military boat in new Black Sea clash
Attacks by both sides have escalated in the Black Sea since Russia pulled out of a deal to allow the safe export of Ukrainian grain.
Ukrainian forces recaptured three square kilometres near Bakhmut
Kyiv launched a counteroffensive against Russian troops in June.
UN condemns 'heinous' Russian attack on Ukraine city
The strike, which killed seven, came during an Orthodox holiday as some attended morning church services in the city.
Cargo ship exits Ukraine port despite threat from Russia that navy could target vessels
Since Russia’s exit from the accord in July, it has stepped up attacks on Ukraine’s Black Sea port infrastructure.
Ukraine says it has recaptured village of Urozhaine on southern front
Urozhaine is among a cluster of villages that Ukrainian forces have been attempting to reclaim over recent weeks.
Russia says it shot down three drones during the latest aerial assault inside its borders
The air attack is at least the fifth this month over the Kaluga region southwest of Moscow.
Three people killed in Russian air strikes on western Ukraine
The strike was aimed at the small city of Lutsk.
Russian forces kill six, including baby girl and her parents, in Kherson
The infant was 23 days old.
Russian forces shoot down Ukrainian missiles over bridge to Crimea
There were no casualties or damage.
Molotov cocktail-making brewers from Ukraine arrive in Ireland for Sligo beer festival
As well as being known for their award-winning brews, Pravda also have a reputation for political messaging on their labels.
Two Ukrainian drones headed for Moscow shot down, Russia says
The attempted attack comes a day after the death toll from strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk rose to nine.
Seven dead and 39 injured as Russian missile strikes hit eastern Ukrainian city centre
The dead were five civilians, one rescuer and one soldier, Donetsk governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.
Russian strike on east Ukraine residential building kills at least five
Ukraine said rescue operations were ongoing.
Six killed after Russia mounts huge missile and drone attack against Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the attack ‘says everything about Russian aggression’.
Ukrainian drone hits Russian tanker transporting fuel near Crimea
The tanker was hit at around 11:20 pm (20:20 GMT) yesterday south of the Kerch Strait.
'Almost 15' drones downed over Kyiv, say Ukrainian officials
It was the second strike on the Ukrainian capital in as many days.
July 2023
Ukrainian missiles shot down over Russian city of Taganrog
Rostov region governor Vasily Golubev said 15 people suffered “light injuries” from shards in an explosion.
Ukraine says ships in Black Sea will be targeted as Russia continues bombing ports
Ukraine said it would treat the ships as potential carriers of military cargo, mirroring a move made by Russia after it withdrew from a key grain export deal.
Ukraine reports 'intensified' combat as Putin says Kyiv's counteroffensive is failing
Ukraine last month began its highly anticipated fightback after stockpiling Western weapons and building up its offensive forces.
South Korea will 'expand scale' of aid to Ukraine, president says during first visit to country
South Korea has a long-standing policy to not supply lethal weapons to active conflict zones.
Ukrainian forces shoot down 10 Russian drones in latest barrage
There were no reports of any casualties or damage.
One person dead as Ukraine downs 20 Russian attack drones and two missles in overnight attack
The 20 Iran-made Shahed attack drones were destroyed “mainly in the Kyiv region”, Ukraine’s air force said.
Zelenskyy hails 'security victory' as G7 nations pledge long-term support for Ukraine
It comes after Nato leaders agreed that Ukraine could join the alliance once certain conditions are met.
Zelenskyy criticises ‘absurd’ lack of timetable for Ukraine to join Nato as summit begins
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to head to Vilnius for the two-day summit.