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# Ukraine

# Ukraine
10 civilians killed and 20 others wounded in latest Russian shelling, Ukraine says
The new casualties included the deaths of at least two civilians in the southern city of Kherson.
26th January 2023
# Ukraine
Russian missiles kill 11 in Ukraine as Moscow says tank deliveries 'direct involvement' in war
Ukraine’s Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
Ukraine earlier said it shot down more than a dozen Russian missiles launched towards Kyiv.
Ukraine's Western allies, including Germany and the US, yesterday promised to provide Kyiv with modern tanks.
The Kremlin said today that the decision by Western countries to supply Ukraine with modern tanks meant that they were party to the conflict.
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
# Citywest
24 International Protection applicants left without accommodation since Citywest closure
The International Protection Accommodation Service will continue to provide accommodation for families with children.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support the US and EU countries sending tanks to Ukraine?
The US and Germany have pledged to to provide Ukraine with modern tanks.
This week
22nd January 2023 - 27th January 2023
# Ukraine War
US along with Germany and Norway announce tanks for Ukraine as battle intensifies
Norway has also promised tanks.
President Biden confirmed the news this evening.
Germany said it will also provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the Bundeswehr stocks
Norway confirmed it is also sending tanks
The powerful tanks are seen as key to punching through enemy lines
Tom Clonan: How Leopard 2 tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
This is another decisive moment in the war in Ukraine.
# leopard tanks
Germany to provide Ukraine with Leopard tanks after intense pressure - reports
Unnamed government sources told a German news channel that Ukraine would receive 1 tanks.
# Armageddon
Doomsday clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight – the closest in history
The clock, a symbolic timepiece showing how close the world is to ending, has been moved forward by 10 seconds
# Corruption
Senior Ukrainian officials quit amid corruption crackdown
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, resigned, along with deputy defence minister Viacheslav Shapovalov.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Sweden on Nato membership after Koran burning
Turkey is one of only two Nato members not to have ratified Sweden and Finland’s plan to join the western alliance in to the Ukraine war.
# Russia
Ex-FBI agent charged over ties to Russian oligarch
Charles McGonigal is accused of investigating a rival oligarch in return for secret payments from an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
# 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 media
Ukraine's defence ministry denies corruption claims and launches investigation
A news site said that the department had allegedly signed a deal to buy food at inflated prices.
Last week
15th January 2023 - 21st January 2023
# Ukraine
'It's killing more of our people': Ukraine denounces 'global indecision' on tanks
Zelensky has said there is ‘no alternative’ but for the West to give Ukraine heavy tanks.
Homelessness services prepare for potential fallout of Citywest closing to new refugees
A report by
Lauren Boland
The development has raised concerns for the welfare of refugees who arrive into the country.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy says 'no alternative' but for Western allies to send heavy tanks to Ukraine
Germany has said that no decision has been made on providing the tanks sought by Kyiv at a crucial US-led meeting.
# Dublin
Calls for industrial buildings to be 'utilised' in response to impending Citywest closure
An advisor to the Irish Red Cross said industrial buildings should be utilised until ‘something more sustainable appears’.
# Ukraine
CityWest refugee centre to close to new arrivals 'in a matter of days', says O'Gorman
The UN’s refugee agency warned that ‘urgent intervention’ is needed to prevent large numbers of people becoming homeless here.
# 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
Zelenskyy reveals 'several theories' are being investigated over helicopter crash near Kyiv
The crash, which killed 14 people including Ukraine’s interior minister, was not blamed on Russia.
# Transport
Used car prices jump by almost 70% - due to pandemic, Brexit and Ukraine - report says
In particular, used cars in the lower end of the market are becoming less affordable despite being lower in safety standards and higher in emissions.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine's Interior Minister among 18 killed in helicopter crash near nursery
There was no immediate word on whether the crash was an accident or a result of the war with Russia.
# Profile
Ukraine helicopter crash: Who was Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky?
Monastyrsky is the most senior Ukrainian official to have died since Russia invaded Ukraine last year.
# Olena Zelenska
Ukraine’s first lady asks for help against Russia as Dnipro death toll rises to 45
Olena Zelenska will speak to government officials, corporate titans, academics and activists in the snowy Swiss town.
# War in Ukraine
Alleged ex-Wagner mercenary flees Russia seeking ayslum in Norway
A human rights group has published interviews with Andrei Medvedev in which he details his dramatic escape.
# Dnipropetrovsk
Toll from Dnipro strike in Ukraine rises to 40 as Russia denies attack
The Kremlin has pointed to an unsubstantiated theory circulating on social media that Ukrainian air defence systems had caused the damage.
# Ukraine
Ukraine races to rescue people from Russian strike as death toll rises to 29
It came as Ukraine celebrated a popular holiday called the Old New Year.
This month
January 2023
# War in Ukraine
Strike on residential building in east Ukraine kills at least 5: officials
The strike hit the entrance of a nine-storey building, turning several floors into smouldering rubble.
# ukrainians in ireland
Difficult to rule out future use of tents for asylum seekers, says junior Minister
Peter Burke, the Minister of State for European Affairs, said that housing refugees was a ‘wartime situation’.
# 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.
# Reshuffle
Russia replaces top military commander in Ukraine again
The previous commander of Russian forces in Ukraine will now become deputy to General Valery Gerasimov.
# Soledar
Ukraine says mining town holding out against Russian assault
The area is under heavy shelling by Russian forces using jets, mortars and rockets.
# Ukraine
Modular houses to come on stream as Cabinet briefed on refugee accommodation crisis
Many hotels currently under contract with the Department of Integration will revert to tourist trade in March and April.
# Ukraine
Taoiseach invited to visit Ukraine by Zelenskyy following first call
The call between the two leaders took place this evening.
# Soledar
Two British men missing in Ukraine
The two men were last seen on Friday.
# Accommodation
150 Ukrainian refugees to be housed in Croke Park until next week
The women and children will be sleeping on camp beds and in sleeping bags in the stadium’s corporate boxes.
# Donestk
Village in key east Ukraine area seized for Russia after months of fighting, separatists claim
The area has been a target for Moscow.
# 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.
# War in Ukraine
Two killed in Ukraine despite Russia 'ceasefire', claims Kyiv
Kyiv and AFP journalists on the ground said there was little sign the fighting had eased yesterday.
# military aid
Zelenskyy welcomes US armoured vehicles for Ukraine as ceasefire falters
The Ukrainian president hailed ‘a very powerful package’ of military aid.