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# War

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# 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.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy sacks two top Ukraine officials as EU mulls Russia sanctions
Zelenskyy said he was firing prosecutor general Iryna Venediktova and security chief Ivan Bakanov.
# battle for the donbas
Ukraine 'destroys' Russian arms depot as EU and US pledge nearly $3 billion in aid
Ukrainian military intelligence said separately its forces had freed five captives in a “special operation” in Kherson.
Ukrainian military intelligence said separately its forces had freed five captives in a "special operation" in Kherson.
Officials in the southern city of Mykolaiv said Russian forces had bombed two medical facilities and homes, injuring 12 people.
Military delegations from Turkey, Russia and Ukraine will meet with the UN in Istanbul tomorrow to discuss the safe export of Ukrainian grain.
Russia aims to consolidate control of Donetsk region as air strikes hit eastern region
# Ukraine
Putin says if West wants to defeat Russia on battlefield, 'let them try'
The Russian president also warned that Moscow has not even started its military campaign in Ukraine “in earnest.”
# battle for Lysychansk
Ukrainian army announces retreat from Lysychansk
Ukrainian presidnet Volodymyr Zelenskyy previously denied Russian claims that the city had been captured.
Ukraine leader accuses Russia of 'terror' in missile strike that killed 21
Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'
# War
Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
The dispute comes as Russia’s war in Ukraine takes centre stage at a Nato summit in Madrid.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
Zelenskyy urges G7 summit leaders to help end war before 2023
# Ukraine
Explosions rock Kyiv as Russians 'fully occupy' Severodonetsk
AFP journalists reported a residential complex near the centre of Kyiv had been hit.
# Belarus
Russia pushes to block second city in eastern Ukraine
The Luhansk region’s governor said that Russian forces are attempting to blockade Lysychansk from the south.
# Ukraine
Ukrainian forces to retreat from Severodonetsk as gas becomes 'scarce' in Europe
It comes as the EU granted candidate status to Ukraine yesterday evening.
# Stability
Ireland's financial stability report finds Ukraine war has amplified inflation here
The review also found “emerging pressures” in the housing market.
# Russia
UN issues war crimes warning after death sentences given to soldiers
Three foreigners captured fighting for Ukraine were sentenced to death by pro-Russian rebels yesterday.
# Ukraine
Fate of Donbas rests in battleground city of Severodonetsk, says Zelenskyy
Russian troops have refocused their offensive on the Donbas region, comprising Lugansk and Donetsk.
# Ukraine
Russia deploys more troops and claims progress in east Ukraine
The administrative centre of the Luhansk region, has recently been the focus of the Russian offensive.
# Severodonetsk
Kyiv rocked by explosions overnight as Putin warns 'new targets' could be attacked
At least 11 civilians were reported killed in the Lugansk region where Severodonetsk is located.
# War
€10.5 million allocated to community groups supporting refugees from Ukraine
More than 30,000 people have travelled from Ukraine to Ireland since the start of the war.
# Ukraine
Eurovision winners auction trophy and hat to buy drones for Ukrainian army
The Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine earlier this month.
Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.
# Ukraine
Russian-backed separatists put pressure on Ukrainian strongholds in Luhansk
In his nightly address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had some harsh words for the EU.
Ukraine’s foreign minister warned that without new foreign weapons, Ukraine would not be able to stop Russia from seizing two crucial Ukrainian strongholds.
At least 1,500 people have been killed in Sievierodonetsk since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, according to the city's mayor.
The European Union has not agreed on a sixth round of sanctions that includes an embargo on Russian oil.
# Ukraine
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy accuses Russia of 'genocide' in Donbas onslaught
Zelenskyy said that its bombardment in Donbas could leave the entire region “uninhabited”.
# Peace
Polish president offers full support for Ukraine EU bid
However, France’s Europe minister on Sunday said it could take “15 or 20 years” before Ukraine joined the bloc.
Zelenskyy insisted his country should be a full candidate to join the EU.
Ukrainian forces have halted Russian attempts to seize Kyiv and the northern city of Kharkiv.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had halted gas supplies to Finland.
# Ukraine
Russia says Mariupol battle at end as Ukrainian defenders surrender
Moscow’s flattening of Mariupol has drawn multiple accusations of war crimes, including over a deadly attack on a maternity ward.
# Ivan Kuliak
Russian gymnast banned for one year for pro-war 'Z' symbol
The Z symbol has gone from a marking on Russian military vehicles to a pro-war symbol.
# Ukraine
Russia to cut electricity to Finland as tensions rise over Nato bid
Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a “constructive, economic platform” into an “aggressive, militant player”.
Sergei Lavrov has accused the EU of transforming from a "constructive, economic platform" into an "aggressive, militant player"
Kyiv has admitted it is unlikely to become a Nato member - but has forged ahead with an application to join the EU
Russian forces have been accused of committing atrocities - including the killing of unarmed civilians, torture and rape
Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
Satellite images show Russia deploying trained dolphins to protect Black Sea naval base
The US Naval Institute said the dolphins may be tasked with counter-diver operations to prevent Ukrainian forces infiltrating the harbour.
# Barred
Wimbledon 2022 ban on Russian and Belarusian players slammed as 'unfair'
The decision was taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Russia hits Kyiv missile factory after Moskva flagship sinks
The Kyiv regional governor said there were at least two other Russian strikes today.
# Refugees
Ukrainian lawyer in Limerick has 'lost all contact' with relatives who stayed behind in war zone
32-year-old Anna Kovner said she has found solace in meeting others from her country who escaped the conflict.
# Ukraine
Kremlin crackdown silences war protesters in Russia
The Kremlin has sought to control the narrative of the war from the moment Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
Russia claims mass Ukrainian surrender in Mariupol, Finland to make NATO decision 'within weeks'
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine halted all humanitarian corridors today saying it is "too dangerous".
Russia's defence ministry has claimed that more than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers have surrendered in Mariupol.
Finland's PM said the country will decide on whether to apply for NATO membership "within weeks".
Joe Biden accuses Putin's forces of 'genocide' in Ukraine for the first time
Housing minister says government will pull 'every lever available' to house Ukrainian refugees
# attacks
Ukraine's Dnipro airport is 'destroyed' in fresh attack from Russia
Officials in Kyiv have said that Ukraine is preparing for “big battles” against Moscow’s forces in the east of the country.
# War Crimes
Civilians flee east Ukraine amid warnings of 'horrific' abuses
Moscow has denied targeting civilians in areas under its control.
Ukraine prepares for Russian attack reminiscent of 'World War II' on Donbas
Here are all the latest developments in the war in Ukraine today.
The UN General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council.
Ukraine has warned residents in the east of the country to get out "now" ahead of a feared assault.
A Kremlin spokesperson admitted that Russian troops have suffered "significant losses" in Ukraine.
'Ireland, Slava Ukraini': Zelenskyy labels Russia a 'colonial empire' in historic address to Oireachtas
Sinn Féin's McDonald calls for expulsion of Russian ambassador following Zelenskyy Dáil address