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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# russian ambassador
Russian ambassador to Poland hit with red paint by protesters
Sergey Andreev was ambushed by activists as he arrived at the Soviet soldiers’ cemetery in Warsaw.
UN Security Council needs reform, says Irish ambassador to UN
Geraldine Byrne Nason said the UN Security Council needs reform.
# Ukraine
How Ukraine's politicians are using informal communications to their benefit during the invasion
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has continually addressed the world through daily video briefings.
# Escalation risks
Russia warns countries against hosting Ukraine military aircraft
The US said it is ‘working actively’ on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets.
# kherson
Russia seizes key Ukrainian city of Kherson after week of war
Russian “occupiers” were in “all parts” of Kherson, Ukrainian regional official Gennady Lakhuta conceded late last night.
# Condemnation
'Bullsh**' - Decision to allow Russian athletes at Paralympics draws backlash
Germany’s top Paralympic official said late on Wednesday that the decision lacked courage.
# exodus
Ex-Norwich boss Farke joins Voronin and Lokomotiv manager in leaving jobs in Russia
Ex-Liverpool striker Voronin urged his second home, Germany, to help ‘stop that son of a bitch Putin’ and ‘help the refugees.’
# factcheck
FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland
Disinformation is significant aspect of the crisis unfolding in eastern Europe.
Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions
Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman.
Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction
The security expert says the Russian leader has employed similar tactics in Grozny in Chechnya.
# Key Points
Here are the main points to know on the fifth day of fighting in Ukraine
Talks are currently taking place between Ukraine and Russia.
Ukraine and Russia are currently holding talks on the Belarusian border
United Nations Security Council and General Assembly to meet in New York to discuss the conflict.
UN human rights chief says at least 102 civilians, including seven children, have been killed so far.
# Protests
'Choose the side of good': Ukrainian nationals protest outside Chinese Embassy in Dublin
Gardaí were on patrol outside the embassy as the protest took place.
# Security Council
Ukraine calls for immediate ceasefire as talks with Russia begin in Belarus
It comes as two UN emergency meetings are held today over the invasion of Ukraine.
# Ukraine
EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system
The move came hours after Moscow ordered troops to advance in Ukraine ‘from all directions’.
Russian forces capture Chernobyl as EU leaders agree 'sanctions that bite'
Leaders of the G7 said they are ready to tackle any possible disruptions to energy supplies
Ukraine’s Health Minister says 57 people have been killed, and 169 more were wounded
EU leaders gathered for an emergency summit and agreed to punish Russia with "severe" sanctions
Russian police have detained more than 1,700 people at anti-war protests across dozens of cities
# Misinformation
Disinformation, Ukraine and the war of words on social media
In the first 14 hours of the invasion fact-checkers had already found 34 pieces of disinformation about the conflict.
# Sanctions
Taoiseach condemns Russia's recognition of Ukraine breakaway regions
He described today’s announcement as a breach of international law.
# false flag
Johnson fears Russian ‘false flag’ action to discredit Ukraine ahead of invasion
Boris Johnson said he feared more violence following the shelling of a nursery school in clashes between Ukraine and Moscow-backed separatists.
Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.