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# ukraine invasion

This month
March 2023
# Ukraine
Ukraine moves to fortify embattled frontline city of Bakhmut as Russia closes in
Moscow has been trying to capture the eastern city for months, though analysts say it has little strategic value.
Last month
February 2023
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy says Ukraine 'will prevail' on the eve of invasion anniversary
The country’s military intelligence chief has warned that Russia is planning a missile attack tomorrow to mark the day.
# Ukraine
Kyiv says it shot down Russian balloons as Zelenskyy says troops 'firmly holding' Bakhmut
The Ukrainian president said the situation in the eastern town was the “most difficult” on the frontline.
# arms race
NATO defence ministers discuss supply of more ammo to Ukraine at Brussels meeting
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has doubled down on his plea for Western aircraft.
# Ukraine
UN chief says prospects for peace in Ukraine 'keep diminishing' as anniversary nears
It comes after Ukrainian officials said Russian forces are preparing for a large-scale offensive in the coming weeks.
# Summit
EU prepares more Russia sanctions as Kremlin readies offensive
Top EU officials met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv today.
This year
# Ukraine
EU agrees extra €500 million military aid for Ukraine as Germany under pressure over tanks
Berlin, which needs to grant permission for the tanks to be sent to Ukraine, has come under fire for failing to take the critical decision.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy expects 'strong decisions' on arms supplies at meeting of allies in Germany
Ukraine has called on Western allies to provide heavier weapons to step up the fight against Russia.
# Ukraine
Ukraine denies Russian claim it killed 600 soldiers in missile strikes
Russia said the alleged barracks strike was retaliation for a similar Ukrainian hit.
# Ukraine
Strikes reported in east Ukraine despite Putin's ceasefire order for next two days
The 36-hour ceasefire was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to coincide with the Russian Orthodox Christmas.
Last year
# Ukraine
Ukraine says it repelled overnight kamikaze drone strike from Russia
In the capital Kyiv, city authorities announced an air alert shortly after 2am local time.
# Ukraine
Ukraine hit by 'massive' Russian missile attacks across several regions
Blasts were heard across the country including in Kyiv, Kharkiv in the east and the city of Lviv on the border with Poland.
Presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak said that more than 120 missiles had been fired by Russia.
Kyiv authorities have said that air defences downed all 16 missiles that targeted the Ukrainian capital.
Close to half of the capital city is without power following the strikes.
14-year-old girl among injured after shelling of Kherson village as Russia continues attacks
# Ukraine
Russia shells centre of Kherson city, says president's office
Kherson has been subjected to persistent Russian shelling since Moscow’s forces retreated in November.
# Ukraine
Ukraine working to restore power after Russian missiles batter grid
The volley of missiles pitched multiple cities into darkness, cutting water and heat and forcing people to endure below-freezing temperatures.
# Kyiv
Zelenskyy says Ukraine shot down 'all' Russian drones in latest attack on Kyiv
City officials said debris from the downed drones damaged a number of buildings, but no one was reported injured or killed.
# Ukraine
City of Bakhmut ‘destroyed’ as Russia continues offensive in eastern Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation “remains very difficult” in several frontline cities in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.
# Ukraine
'We have not gone crazy': Putin says Russia will not be first to deploy nuclear weapons
The Russian president said the threat of nuclear war is “rising”, but said that Russia would only use a nuclear weapon in response to an enemy strike.
# Ukraine
Russian shelling cuts off power again in liberated city of Kherson
Ukraine has faced an onslaught of Russian artillery fire and drone attacks since early October.
# Ukraine
Ukraine urges Nato to speed up weapons deliveries following Russian strikes on energy grid
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg accused Vladimir Putin of targeting infrastructure in a bid to use winter as “a weapon of war” against Ukraine.
# Ukraine
World Health Organisation says millions of lives at risk in Ukraine this winter
It comes after Ukraine said it had discovered four Russian torture sites in the southern city of Kherson.
# Ukraine
Ukraine says 'nearly half' of energy grid battered by Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that over 10 million Ukrainians were without electricity yesterday.
# Ukraine
'Life is returning': Ukrainian police and broadcasters come back to Kherson
Residents awoke from jubilant celebrations that broke out after the Kremlin announced its troops had withdrawn to the other side of Dnieper River.
# Ukraine
G7 discuss winter aid package for Ukraine as grain shipments resume
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said the G7 will help Ukraine with items including generators and heaters to survive the winter.
# Black sea
Putin says Russia could leave Ukraine grain deal again if Kyiv 'violates' guarantees
The Russian president’s comments came hours after Russia said it was resuming its participation in the agreement.
# Ukraine
Ukraine braces for more power cuts as Russia says mobilisation complete
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that four million people across Ukraine have been hit by power cuts due to Russia’s bombing campaign.
# Sanctions
EU imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over annexation of four Ukrainian regions
It is the eighth package of sanctions the EU has adopted against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in February.
# Ukraine
At least three killed as Russian strikes hit residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia
It comes as Ukraine said it had retaken more than 400 square kilometres of the Kherson region since the beginning of the month.
# Ukraine
Putin vows to 'stabilise' annexed regions as Ukrainian forces press counterattack
Ukrainian troops have retaken a string of towns and villages in Kherson, Luhansk and Donetsk in recent weeks.
# Ukraine
Ukraine claws back more territory in strategic southern Kherson region
Ukrainian forces penetrated Moscow’s defences in the region, one of the four areas that Russia is trying to absorb.
# Ukraine
Drone attack hits Ukraine as US warns Russia of ‘consequences’ over nuclear weapons
A massive fire and explosion was caused in the port of Odessa.
# Ukraine
Ukraine: Moscow to stage annexation votes, Putin delays planned TV address
The referendums will begin on Friday in Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia.
# Russia
EU lays out new hurdles for Russian visa applicants
The proposed new regime is expected to win quick approval from member state capitals in the days ahead.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN nuclear agency inspectors to stay in Ukraine power plant to ensure safety
The Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has faced repeated shelling in recent weeks.
# Ukraine
International Atomic Energy Agency wants 'permanent presence' at Russia-held nuclear plant
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said his team planned to spend “a few days” at the plant.
# Ukraine
Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague
The ministers are expected to discuss the proposal to restrict Russian visas to the bloc at the two-day meeting.
# Ukraine
UN's nuclear agency travelling to Zaporizhzhia plant, as Ukraine launches offensive in south
Russia and Ukraine traded claims of rocket and artillery strikes at or near the plant on Sunday, intensifying fears of a radiation leak.
# Zaporizhzhia
Radiation leak fears as cities near Ukrainian nuclear plant shelled
Fears persist that fighting in the vicinity of the Zaporizhzhia plant could damage it and cause a radiation leak.
# Ukraine
UK sends minehunter drones to Ukraine to clear way for grain exports
British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said Russia’s “cynical attempts to hold the world’s food supply to ransom” must not succeed.
# Zaporizhzhia
Zelenskyy says Russia must take responsibility for nuclear plant 'terror'
Nuclear power plant operator Energoatom said the plant was struck near one of the power blocks where the nuclear reactor is located.
# Ukraine
Five dead, 25 wounded in Russian strikes on central Ukraine
The strikes hit two hangars shortly after midday local time.