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# russian invasion

Last month
May 2023
# russian invasion
Russian air attack on Kyiv repelled as missiles were 'intercepted and destroyed'
Ukrainian officials said the attack was launched from the Caspian sea, where Russian bombers are stationed.
# Russia
Zelenskyy denies confirming Russian forces have taken control of Bakhmut
Zelenskyy also compared the destruction of Bakhmut to Hiroshima as he attended the G7 conference.
This year
2023
# War in Ukraine
Russian shelling kills seven in Ukraine amid Easter peace pleas
Pope Francis used his traditional Easter message to highlight the war in Ukraine and other global conflicts.
# russian invasion
Brexit 'aimed right at the heart' of peace in Northern Ireland, Bill Clinton tells Prime Time
The former US president spoke to Prime Time to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
# War crime
UN demands access to Ukrainian children deported to Russia
The Kremlin is accused of deporting thousands of children from Ukraine to Russia.
# Ukraine War
Russia defends itself from criticism over UN Security Council presidency
The presidency of the Security Council confers certain prerogatives in terms of setting the agenda for the body.
# Invasion
Russian advance on key Ukrainian city of Bakhmut appears to stall
The fight for the city is the longest ground battle of the war.
# Gostomel
Ukraine detains two former officials over preventing defence of world's largest plane
Russia destroyed the world’s largest plane in the early days of its invasion of Ukraine.
# russian invasion
Russia says capturing eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut is key to 'further offensive'
The battle for Bakhmut is now the longest-running and bloodiest of Russia’s military offence in Ukraine.
# Ukraine
Biden slams Russia over suspension of nuclear treaty, while Putin tightens ties with China
Wang Yi’s visit comes after Washington and NATO voiced concern that China could be preparing to supply Russia with weapons.
# russian invasion
Putin speech: Russia pulling back from nuclear treaty with US
Delivering a state-of-the-nation address, Putin accused the West of being “completely” responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.
# 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.
THE MORNING LEAD
EU parliament greets Zelenskyy with cheers as Ukrainian president wraps up European tour
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to attend his first EU summit since he was re-appointed in December.
# Ukraine
Three EU members to provide Ukraine with 100 refurbished battle tanks
Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are shipping the tanks to help Ukraine “withstand Russian aggression”.
# Kramatorsk
At least three people killed after Russia strikes residential building in Ukraine
At least seven people were wounded, according to the regional governor.
# Soledar
Zelenskyy promises 'everything necessary' to defend key eastern towns from Russia
Ukrainian troops are fighting to retain control of the now-battered industrial towns.
# Soledar
Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault
The area is under heavy shelling by Russian forces using jets, mortars and rockets.
# Donestk
Village in key east Ukraine area seized for Russia after months of fighting, separatists claim
The area has been a target for Moscow.
Last year
2022
# food chain
Ukraine grain harvest fell around 40% due to war
Ukraine is a major exporter but Russia’s invasion stopped shipments for months.
# Ukraine War
Putin refuses to rule out use of nuclear weapons
The Russian president said Moscow would not be able to use nuclear weapons at all if it agreed not to use them first and then came under a nuclear strike.
# In the dark
Ukraine military expects fresh Russian missile strikes on energy grid
With temperatures dipping below zero, repeated Russian attacks have left Ukraine’s energy grid teetering on the brink of collapse.
# 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'
# kherson
Zelenskyy calls liberation of Kherson the 'beginning of the end’ of the war
The liberation of Kherson is one of Ukraine’s biggest success so far of the nearly nine-month invasion.
# food supply
Ukraine grain exports halted after Russia suspends deal participation
The agreement had already allowed more than nine million tonnes of Ukrainian grain to be exported.
# russian invasion
Nine European heads say they 'will never recognise' annexed parts of Ukraine as Russian
Russia’s loss of Lyman is a new blow to the Kremlin as it seeks to escalate the war by illegally annexing four regions of Ukraine.
# energy security
United Arab Emirates agrees to supply Germany with gas and diesel
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is on a visit to the UAE as part of a Gulf tour that also includes stops in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
# Persona non Grata
Roger Waters concerts scrapped in Poland over Ukraine row
Waters wrote an open letter earlier this month saying the West should stop providing arms to Ukraine.
# russian invasion
China calls on Russia, Ukraine not to let war 'spill over' as 'sham’ breakaway polls continue
Before the war, Vladimir Putin visited Beijing and the two nations declared a tight alliance.
# russian invasion
Russia ‘likely to step up attacks on Ukraine civilian targets’, UK intelligence says
Overnight shelling hit a hospital in the city of Mykolaiv, a significant Black Sea port, the regional governor said.
# russian invasion
EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.
# russian invasion
Zelenskyy says mass graves discovered in reclaimed Izyum as EU chief visits Ukraine
A regional official said that some people were shot, while others were killed in shelling.
# Ukraine
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has 'no serious injuries' after car crash
The Ukrainian president was returning to Kyiv from the Kharkiv region, where he visited troops in the recaptured city of Izium.
# Ukraine War
Russia announces ‘massive strikes' in the face of Ukrainian counter-offensive
Moscow’s retaliation came after it was forced to pull back its troops from swathes of the northeast.
# Ukraine War
Ukraine makes more gains and pushes back to north-eastern border in some places
Kyiv’s sudden momentum has lifted Ukrainian morale.
# Ukraine War
Ukraine reclaims swathes of east in shock offensive to oust Russia
Today is the 200th day of the war.
# forced relocations
UN says there's 'credible' accusations Ukrainian children have been forcibly moved to Russia
A Security Council meeting heard Ukrainians in occupied territories are put through systematic security checks that have involved “numerous” human rights violations.
# russian invasion
Six months on: How the war in Ukraine has developed over the last half year
Vladimir Putin launched the war on 24 February with the anticipation of a quick victory, but Ukraine has held on.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine says nearly 9,000 of its troops have been killed since start of war
The Russian invasion will have been ongoing for six months on Ukraine’s Independence Day this Wednesday.
# Ukraine
Irish embassy reopens in Kyiv after working remotely for six months of war
The embassy, which only opened for the first time in 2021, will be functioning with “very limited capacity”.
# War in Ukraine
One killed as explosions hit airbase in Russia-controlled Crimea, 200km from front line
The defence ministry said it was looking to establish the reason for the explosions but indicated the airfield was not targeted in an attack.