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# War

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# 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
# Invasion
US and EU preparing more sanctions on Russia after Bucha killings
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy likened Russia’s actions to Nazi atrocities yesterday.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy calls on UN Security Council to expel Russia or dissolve itself over Bucha killings
Zelenskyy will also address both houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow morning.
Horrific images of corpses in the streets, some with their hands bound, have drawn global condemnation.
In a passionate speech, Zelenskyy urged the UN to "act immediately" to punish Russia or "dissolve" itself.
Zelenskyy then aired a graphic, 90-second clip of people killed in towns including Bucha and Mariupol.
Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
# War Crimes
Zelenskyy denounces Russian 'war crimes' in Bucha and pledges to rebuild Kyiv suburbs
Western leaders called for further sanctions in response to the alleged atrocities, as Moscow continued to press its offensive in the east.
# Ukraine
Ukraine says it has regained 'whole Kyiv region' as over 200 protesters detained in Moscow
Russia has been withdrawing some of its ground forces from areas around Kyiv.
# War in Ukraine
Russian army declares ‘first stage’ of campaign is over
The announcement has been greeted with skepticism by observers.
# Ukraine
Next wave of Ukrainian refugees will be more vulnerable, Oireachtas committee hears
TDs and senators were warned that the crisis in Ukraine will also have a knock-on impact on the world’s poorest countries.
# mall bombing
At least six dead in overnight bombing of Kyiv mall as EU condemns Russia for 'war crimes'
“Enemy shelling” had caused fires on several floors and set several cars ablaze, emergency services said on Facebook.
# In summary
Ukraine latest: Evacuations continue as Russia steps up bombardment of Kyiv
Here are the main developments today on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
# Marina Ovsyannikova
Russian state TV employee fined for anti-war protest on live news show
Marina Ovsyannikova walked into the Channel One studio with a poster saying ‘no war’ and ‘Russians against the war’.
# United Nations
More than three million refugees flee Ukraine war, UN says
Over 1.4 million of these people are children.
Civilian death toll from siege of Mariupol now over 2,100, US journalist killed near Kyiv
Keep up-to-date with the latest developments.
# Shot dead
US journalist shot dead by Russian forces near Kyiv
Brett Renaud was 51-years-old.
# kyiv attack
Ukraine readies for 'relentless defence' of Kyiv
The Russians have advanced far enough to raise fears of Kyiv becoming encircled imminently.
# Kyiv
Russian forces inch towards Kyiv as the siege of Mariupol continues
Air raid sirens sounded this morning in several cities, including the capital Kyiv, Odessa, Dnipro and Kharkiv.
# Condemnation
Mariupol residents face food and gas shortages as EU calls attack on hospital a war crime
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney described the attack on the hospital as an “unspeakable act of cruelty”.
# Przemysl
Przemyśl, the Ukraine/Poland border town where tens of thousands of refugees cross daily
The Journal’s Niall O’Connor will be reporting from the Polish border and in the frontier town of Przemysl.
# Food security
Committee set up to examine impact of Ukraine invasion on Irish food security
The National Fodder and Food Security Committee is to explore all options to minimise the impact on farms and plan in the short to medium term.
# Refugees
Russia says it will open Ukraine 'humanitarian routes' this morning, but fears persist
Ukraine has called the move a publicity stunt.
# Ukraine
Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea
Ukrainian officials have continued to call for direct air-support from the international community.
# food supplies
The price of wheat is soaring and the world is already feeling it
Poorer countries are feeling it the most.
Ukrainian airport destroyed by barrage of missiles as evacuations halted yet again
This is the eleventh day of the invasion.
# warning
Ukraine warns Russia preparing to shell port city Odessa
Putin earlier threatened the existence of Ukrainian statehood.
Protestors gather in Dublin as Russia continues its assault on Ukraine for the tenth day
Keep up-to-date with our liveblog today.
# Refugees
McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine
Under a new proposal, those escaping the conflict will be given a residence permit in EU countries.
# Russia
Thousands attend anti-war rallies in Russian cities, hundreds detained
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been underway since the early hours of this morning.
All time
Opinion: The suffering of migrants at the border with Belarus is a result of EU migration policy
Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland says the EU must better protect migrants suffering at its borders.
# Afghanistan
Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
Danish Siddiqui had been covering conflict in the country.
# James Murray
Long-lost war medal belonging to Dublin native recovered following years of research
Dubliner James Murray fought for Britain in the Second Boer War and the First World War.
Hyperinflation, uncertainty and awakening from lockdown: Life in the Syrian-Kurdish resistance city of Kobani
Today is World Refugee Day and Cameron Weymes and Nishtiman Haji Murad share the stories of the people living in this once besieged city.
# Afghanistan
US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
# Oil
Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.
# tensions
Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.
Opinion: Ireland is wrong about Venezuela - US regime change never brings improvement
‘An impressive spin campaign has been waged to create an illusion that all ‘civilised nations’ support regime change in Venezuela – similar to the ‘grand alliance’ which invaded Iraq’, writes Eilis Ryan.
# war tactics
'Indiscriminate and widespread destruction': Ambulances repeatedly targeted in Syria
How the ‘weaponisation of healthcare’ is being used as a war tactic.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
# War
Donald Trump signs order for US military's controversial Syria exit
The announcement that US troops would leave the war-racked country has shocked global partners and American politicians alike.
# armistice
Trump didn't attend event honouring war dead as he 'didn't want to disrupt traffic in Paris'
The US President was criticised for not attending the event on Saturday.
# air defences
Moscow blames Israel and asserts right to 'retaliatory actions' after Syria shoots down Russian plane
Russia says that Israel was carrying out airstrikes and ‘used the Russian plane as cover’.