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# War

Last week
12th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# mig-29
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.
This month
March 2023
# bakhmut
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
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.
Last month
February 2023
# War in Ukraine
'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.
# War
Russia jails journalist for six years over post about Ukraine
Russia introduced legislation last year criminalising ‘false’ or ‘damaging’ information about the Russian army.
# Shelling
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
# Ukraine
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# War
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.
# 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'
# Shortages
Ukraine urges residents to drastically reduce electricity use after Russian strikes
Several power stations have been destroyed by Russian strikes
# defiant
Defiant Putin says Russia 'doing everything right' in Ukraine
Washington yesterday announced an additional $725 million in military assistance to Kyiv.
# making ground
Ukraine resets power grid after Russian strikes left towns without power
Ukraine is reeling from Russian attacks that have left scores dead and wounded.
# Ukraine
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
# Ukraine
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.
# Pyongyang
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
# Ukraine
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.
# Vladimir Putin
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
Ukraine: Moscow to stage annexation votes, Putin delays planned TV address
The referendums will begin on Friday in Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia.
# Ukraine
Money raised from auction of Normal People props to fund short film about Ukraine war
A signed pair of shorts and other Normal People memorabilia were auctioned off.
Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
The security analyst says the stakes are high now as Ukraine troops push back and all eyes are now on Moscow.
# War
Kyiv claims 'astonishing' advances in east Ukraine
It claims troops have advanced dozens of kilometres.
# nuclear concerns
Ukraine power plant needs safety zone to avoid nuclear disaster, say experts
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and surrounding areas have been repeatedly hit by shelling that Russia and Ukraine blame on each other’s forces.
# Russia
Ukraine PM visits Berlin, seeking more weapons
Denys Shmyhal is the first high-level Ukrainian official to visit Germany in months, in a sign of eased tensions between Kyiv and Berlin.
# Russia
Ukraine plans international court to put Putin on trial
The plan is for a special international tribunal to investigate Russia’s alleged “crime of aggression”.
# Refugees
Four in five Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
The LEA with the highest rate of Ukrainians relative to its population is Ennistymon in Clare (7.2%)
# Russia
Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine
Russian officials also called massive explosions at a military facility on the Kremlin-controlled Crimean peninsula, the result of “sabotage”.
# Blackmail
Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant
He renewed his call for fresh sanctions against Moscow.
# Ukrainian war
Four more ships of grain leave Ukraine as new strike hits nuclear site
Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other for a new strike at a Russian-occupied nuclear plant.
# Ukraine
US says Russia trying to fabricate evidence after deadly strike on prisoners-of-war
The Ukrainians killed at the Donetsk prison included troops captured during the fall of Mariupol.
# War
Turkey says first grain cargo could leave Ukraine port Monday
The deal to lift the blockade is aimed at easing a global food crisis that has seen prices soar in some of the world’s poorest countries.
# mykolaiv
Russian strikes on southern Ukraine city described as 'strongest so far'
At least one person has died after the overnight bombardments in Mykolaiv.
# Attack
Russia says Odessa strikes hit Western arms as grain deal hangs in the balance
Western nations repeated their condemnation of Russia’s military assault on Ukraine after the strikes.
Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
Ukraine says Putin 'spits in the face' of UN and Turkey after missiles strike Odessa port
# Ukraine
North Korea accuses US of biological warfare in Ukraine
Washington and Kyiv have denied the existence of laboratories intended to produce biological weapons in Ukraine.
Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
The security analyst says that having seized all of Luhansk, Putin will now turn his attention to Donetsk.
# Refugees
About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.