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# War

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Ukraine says its forces have punctured Russian defence lines near Bakhmut
Bakhmut is one of the key axes of a slow-moving but high-stakes Ukrainian counteroffensive.
This month
September 2023
South-east Ukraine is now main focus of fighting, says Russia
Ukrainian troops in the region have advanced nearly five miles in three months, in gruelling fighting.
Last month
August 2023
Court rules that Ukrainian girl brought to Ireland by her mother be returned to her native country
The girl’s father did not consent to her being taken out of Ukraine.
This year
Cluster munitions from US arrive in Ukraine
Senior military officials from the two countries have confirmed the delivery of the controversial weapon.
Dr Edward Burke: 'We may cherish our neutrality but we cannot ignore the changing world'
The assistant professor in the History of War at UCD looks at the shape of Irish neutrality and outlines how it’s viewed internationally.
Biden: No easy path for Ukraine to join NATO alliance
The comments come before NATO leaders are set to meet in Lithuania next month.
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: The Moscow drone attacks will have a profound effect on Russia’s elite
The DCU Professor of Politics says Ukraine will be keeping its cards close to its chest around any counteroffensive, and with good reason.
Tom Clonan: Ukraine's counter-offensive is imminent - but success will come at a terrible cost
The burning question over the coming days will be where, precisely, Zelenskyy’s forces will launch their attack.
Russian-held nuclear power plant in Ukraine switches to emergency generators
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has warned the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is ‘extremely vulnerable’.
Tom Clonan: Zelenskyy's forces need to begin a push back against Russia in the coming days
The security analyst examines what shape any heave by Ukrainians against Putin’s troops might take.
Sudan conflict could force 800,000 people to flee, says UN
Fighting between the Sudanese army and a paramilitary group is in its third week.
Barry Andrews: For every day of war in Ukraine, 30 days of landmine clearing will be required
The Irish MEP recently visited Ukraine with an NGO and witnessed the difficult task of demining lethal weapons in a war zone.
Ukraine forces cross Dnieper River as experts speculate it may be first signs of spring offensive
Geolocated footage indicated that Ukrainian troops had established a foothold near the town of Oleshky, the Institute for the Study of War said.
Russian lawmakers back new digital conscription system
If passed, the bill will prevent men from leaving Russia to avoid joining the country’s war effort.
Ukraine and Russia each exchange 100 soldiers held as prisoners
A Ukrainian official shared a video of women in uniform being greeted with flowers.
Meet the protesters who've been demonstrating regularly at the Russian embassy for over a year
A group of about 50 regular protesters, mostly retirees, are still coming to Orwell Road.
Moscow threatens to abandon Ukraine grain deal if global block on Russian exports continues
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, is in Turkey to meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Slovakia joins Poland in donating jets to Ukraine
Providing Ukraine with fighter jets has been seen as a controversial move even among the country’s allies.
Russian advance may encounter heavy losses as Ukrainian snipers create 'killing zone’
UK military officials said Russian forces have made progress in the frontline hotspot of Bakhmut.bakhmut thejournal.
Ukraine says Russia is pursuing 'attempts to encircle' heavily contested city of Bakhmut
Bakhmut has been mostly reduced to rubble during the longest and bloodiest battle of the invasion.
'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.
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.
Russia jails journalist for six years over post about Ukraine
Russia introduced legislation last year criminalising ‘false’ or ‘damaging’ information about the Russian army.
Russia continues to shell Ukraine amid grinding push in east
Ukrainian officials have said Moscow is having trouble launching its much-anticipated large-scale offensive there.
Last year
Ukrainian missile allegedly lands in Belarus
The missile either deviated from its trajectory or was shot down by Belarusian air defences, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life in Ukraine: 'When soldiers broke into my mother's house, she simply asked not to kill her'
Polina Bashkina speaks to older Ukrainian people left to cope on the front lines of this war.
Ukraine battles to reconnect millions in the cold and dark after latest Russian barrage
Kyiv’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said 60% of homes are still suffering emergency outages more than 24 hours after the Russian strikes.
Ukraine's military accused Russian forces of firing around 70 cruise missiles at targets across the country yesterday.
The Ukrainian energy system is on the brink of collapse.
The World Health Organisation has warned of "life-threatening" consequences.
Russian strikes on Ukraine grid 'crime against humanity,' Zelenskyy tells UN
Zelenskyy says Russia using cold as 'weapon of mass destruction'
Ukraine urges residents to drastically reduce electricity use after Russian strikes
Several power stations have been destroyed by Russian strikes
Defiant Putin says Russia 'doing everything right' in Ukraine
Washington yesterday announced an additional $725 million in military assistance to Kyiv.
Ukraine resets power grid after Russian strikes left towns without power
Ukraine is reeling from Russian attacks that have left scores dead and wounded.
Biden says that Putin 'miscalculated' Russia's ability to occupy Ukraine
Biden said that while he believed Putin himself was rational, he had underestimated the ferocity of Ukrainian defiance
Zelenskyy says Ukraine has retaken nearly 2,500 square kilometres in new counteroffensive
Ukraine has in recent days made a second significant push to reclaim territory in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions.
North Korea fires warplanes and tests missiles in response to 'US escalation'
South Korea’s military said it had detected two short-range ballistic missiles launched from the North
Russia's annexation voting gets underway in occupied Ukraine as West denounces referendum
The referendums are reminiscent of one in 2014 that saw Ukraine’s Crimea annexed by Russia.
Putin says military reserves to be conscripted in first TV address since February
The Ukrainian leader warned against giving in to Putin’s threats.
Vladimir Putin was speaking on Russian television this morning.
In his address he said he was partially mobilising Russian reservists and former soldiers.
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
Ukraine: Moscow to stage annexation votes, Putin delays planned TV address
The referendums will begin on Friday in Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia.