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# Ukraine

Last month
December 2022
Voices
EU parliament president: In times of crisis, we need hope - here's what we can do for Ukraine
Roberta Metsola outlines a campaign to deliver generators to Ukraine as it faces a winter of war.
# 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 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.
# Russia
US says it hasn't 'enabled' Ukraine strikes inside Russia, after spate of drone attacks
Kyiv did not directly claim responsibility but neither did it criticise the action.
# United Nations
Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
Coveney believes Ireland has had a “sustained and positive impact” during its two-year term on the council.
# Ukraine
Zelenskyy visits Donbas near 'difficult' Ukraine front
The focus of fighting in Ukraine has shifted to Donbas since Ukraine recaptured the Kherson region.
# Ukraine
Two killed in missile attack in south Ukraine as air raid sirens ring across the country
Nearly half of Ukraine’s energy grid has been destroyed by recent Russian missile strikes.
# Russian oil
Oil prices rise as EU’s cap on Russian crude comes into effect
The world’s number two oil producer has been able to reroute much, but not all, of its former Europe shipments.
Voices
Opinion: The poor state of public services in Ireland is not the fault of refugees
Fellipe Lopes is a filmmaker and activist who works with the Immigrant Council of Ireland – he says we must work together to help all refugees.
# Ukraine War
Brighter prospects ahead as Ukraine fighting running at 'reduced tempo' - US intelligence chief
In his nightly address yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attacked Western efforts to hit Russia’s crucial oil industry.
# Russia
Zelenskyy criticises $60 price cap level on Russian oil as 'not serious'
The price cap will come into effect with an EU embargo on Russian crude oil from Monday.
# Ukraine
Ukraine detains eight people over Banksy mural theft
The stencil image of a person in a nightgown and gas mask holding a fire extinguisher went missing yesterday, authorities said.
# Andriy Klepikov
Ukrainian charity worker speaks of colleagues deaths in missile attack
Andriy Klepikov is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health in Ukraine and in Dublin to deliver a lecture and meet a Dáil committee.
# EU
Packages containing animal eyes sent to six Ukrainian embassies across Europe, Kyiv says
Ukraine’s foreign minister said they have grounds to believe that a “well-planned campaign of terror and intimidation of Ukrainian embassies and consulates is under way”.
# factcheck
Debunked: Asylum seekers, not economic migrants, are being housed at the East Wall building
Multiple false claims were levied against asylum seekers and Ukrainian refugees
# Madrid
US embassy and Spain PM got letter similar to one which exploded at Ukraine embassy
The letter that exploded at the embassy in Madrid was addressed to the Ukrainian ambassador.
# 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.
# Northern Ireland
Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil
Talks between the EU and UK will be done with an ‘honest heart and an open mind’, says EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
# UN
UN launches record €49 billion emergency funding appeal amid Ukraine war and climate emergencies
An estimated 339 million people worldwide will need some form of emergency assistance next year.
Last year
2022
# factcheck
Debunked: There isn't a secret UN army in Louth; the refugees in Carlingford are from Ukraine
Activists tried to film inside refugee accommodation
# Madrid
Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
Police have opened an investigation involving forensic police.
# 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
Uneasy calm grips Ukraine as West prepares winter aid
The head of Nato has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is attempting to weaponise the coming cold season.
# 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.
# artillery
Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as winter warfare looms
Analysts predict wintry weather could have an increasing impact on the direction of the nine-month-old conflict.
Voices
Life in Ukraine: 'When soldiers broke into my mother's house, she simply asked not to kill her'
Polina Bashkina speaks to older Ukrainian people left to cope on the front lines of this war.
# Ukraine
'We cannot be broken', Zelenskyy vows on anniversary of Soviet-era famine
The Holodomor famine is regarded by Kyiv as a deliberate act of genocide by Stalin’s regime.
# Ukraine
Russian shelling kills 15 in Kherson as Ukraine battles to restore power
A barrage of missiles hit residential and commercial buildings, setting some ablaze.
# East Wall
East Wall: Donohoe says residents raised 'important and sensitive' matters relating to housing of refugees
Protests have taken place in East Wall this week.
# 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'
# Refugees
72,000 Ukrainian refugees expected in Ireland by the end of the year
The Government has appealed to members of the public who own unoccupied properties to make them available to house those fleeing the war.
# ukrainians
People urged to make unoccupied properties available to Ukrainians in new appeal
There is currently over 5,500 Ukrainians being hosted by people in Ireland.
# Zaporizhzhia
Russian strikes on Ukraine grid 'crime against humanity,' Zelenskyy tells UN
The strikes disrupted power supplies in Ukraine’s southern and eastern regions, with water and electricity cuts in the capital Kyiv and elsewhere.
# Ukraine War
'Pro-Kremlin group’ launches cyber attack on EU Parliament website after Russia ‘terrorism’ vote
The move by the European legislators is a symbolic political step with no legal consequences.
# ukrainian refugees
East Wall: Minister to meet residents as Tánaiste says people don't have 'veto' on who lives nearby
A spokesperson for the Minister confirmed that a meeting would take place this week.
# ireland's triple-lock
Motion on Ireland remaining a militarily neutral state won't be opposed by Government
Taoiseach says scrapping the triple-lock is not in the Programme for Government.
# Ukraine War
Zelenskyy says Russia using cold as 'weapon of mass destruction'
Ukraine and the WHO have expressed fears that a lack of heat, power and water due to Russian shelling will make living conditions too difficult this winter.
Authorities have begun evacuating civilians from recently liberated sections of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions
The World Health Organisation has said millions face a “life-threatening” winter in Ukraine this year
UN atomic watchdog chief denounces 'targeted strikes' on Ukraine nuclear plant
Tom Clonan: Losing Kherson is a huge blow for Russia that will embolden the Ukrainian army
# 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.
# East Wall
Further protests in Dublin's East Wall over asylum seeker accommodation
Hundreds of people gathered to protest at the housing of refugees at the old ESB building this evening.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN atomic watchdog chief denounces 'targeted strikes' on Ukraine nuclear plant
The nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, is currently controlled by Russia.