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# War in Ukraine

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# Ukraine
Zelenskyy calls for Ukraine 'air shield' after Russian onslaught
G7 leaders said they would hold President Vladimir Putin to account for the attacks but did not say how.
# Putin
Putin blames Ukraine secret services for Crimea bridge blast
The 19-kilometre bridge was attacked at dawn yesterday, sparking celebrations from Ukrainians.
# Carlow
Investigation following overcrowding claims at restaurant converted into refugee accommodation
The department said it was awaiting further information from the owner of the accommodation.
# 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 War
Family 'deeply saddened' as Irishman Rory Mason, 23, killed while fighting for Ukraine
Rory Mason died while fighting in the International Legion for the Defence of Ukraine.
Rory Mason's family learnt of his death from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
His father Rob said: “Rory was a private young man of drive, purpose and conviction."
The International Legion tor the Defence of Ukraine called him a "brother in arms".
Russian forces under pressure in south Ukraine as Zelenskyy claims 'dozens' of villages retaken
Nine European heads say they 'will never recognise' annexed parts of Ukraine as Russian
# War in Ukraine
Russian forces under pressure in south Ukraine as Zelenskyy claims 'dozens' of villages retaken
Moscow has suffered a series of setbacks in Ukraine recently.
# 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.
# War in Ukraine
Moscow says troops 'withdrawn' from key Ukraine town of Lyman
The town is key due to its rail lines, which Russian forces have relied on for transporting goods.
# War in Ukraine
Russia vetoes UN bid against Ukraine annexations as China abstains
Referendums held in the four regions were labelled as a ‘sham’ by the west.
# War in Ukraine
Pro-Moscow officials say occupied area has voted to join Russia
Neighbouring countries have seen Russians arriving en masse since the draft was announced last Wednesday.
# War in Ukraine
'Sham' annexation polls in occupied areas of Ukraine enter last voting day
Armed soldiers have been going door to door in the four Russian-occupied regions to collect votes.
# War in Ukraine
Ukraine push slowed by rain, river and Russian holdouts
Ukrainian forces are attempting to drive Moscow’s forces from the eastern Kharkiv region.
# War in Ukraine
UN nuclear chief pushes for deal on Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant safety zone
Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the IAEA, made his proposal last week after leading a team of inspectors to the Ukrainian nuclear plant.
# 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.
# Putin
Putin signs decree making it easier for Ukrainians to live and work in Russia
The decree allows Ukrainian passport holders who have entered Russia since Moscow’s invasion to live and work there indefinitely.
# 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.
# War in Ukraine
Fears of radiation leak mount near Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
The UN’s atomic energy agency has been trying to send a team in to inspect and help secure the plant.
# War in Ukraine
Putin will increase Russian armed forces to 2 million
The announcement comes a day after a Russian airstrike killed 30 people in eastern Ukraine.
# Independence Day
'Slava Ukraini': Ukrainian flags fly by the GPO as part of defiant march in Dublin
Protestors are currently marching from the GPO to the Ukrainian embassy in Ballsbridge.
# 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.
# War in Ukraine
Zelenskyy warns of 'cruel' Russian action around independence day
Ukraine’s Independence Day on Wednesday, 24 August, will also mark six months since Russia invaded the former Soviet republic.
# War in Ukraine
Twelve Ukrainians wounded in apartment block attacked by Russians
The strikes occurred in the city of Voznesenk.
# War in Ukraine
Any damage to Ukraine nuclear plant would be 'suicide', says UN Secretary General
Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of targeting Europe’s nuclear plant, which Russia seized last March.
# War in Ukraine
Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant 'risks increasing every day': city mayor
Kyiv and Moscow have exchanged blame for fresh shelling around Europe’s largest nuclear facility, which is in Russia’s control.
# War in Ukraine
Ireland calls for Russia to end 'illegal occupation' of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of new shelling near the facility.
# Zaporizhzhia
UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.
# War in Ukraine
Russian strikes near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant kill 14 as G7 urges Moscow to leave facility
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to address the crisis at the nuclear complex.
# Ukraine
First Ukrainian grain ship docks in Turkey after being turned away
The top UN official overseeing the deal said the first shipments of Ukrainian wheat are expected next week.
# 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.
# grain shipment
Three more grain ships leave Ukraine - with one heading to Ireland
The Panama-flagged Navistar left Odessa for Ireland with 33,000 tonnes of grain.
# War in Ukraine
Russia and Ukraine trade blame for shelling of jail holding prisoners of war
Ukrainian troops were imprisoned in the jail following fierce fighting for the Azov sea port.
Moscow said at least 40 Ukrainian prisoners of war captured during the fighting for Mariupol have been killed by Ukrainian shelling.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has accused Russian forces of carrying out the attack.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Odessa region to see the loading of grain as exports resume for the first time since the start of the invasion.
# War in Ukraine
Zelenskyy says UN responsible for guaranteeing Russia-Ukraine grain deal
President Michael D Higgins welcomed the agreement between Russia and Ukraine this evening.
# War in Ukraine
Search for survivors underway after missile strike in central Ukraine kills at least 23
Russia claims the strikes targeted a meeting of Ukrainian military officials and foreign arms suppliers.
# War in Ukraine
British aid volunteer captured in Ukraine has died, say Russia-backed rebels
Daria Morozova, from the Moscow-backed separatist leadership in Donetsk, said Paul Urey died of chronic illnesses and stress.
# impasse
Russia and Ukraine near grain deal in first talks since March
The face-to-face talks come with the threat of food shortages spreading across the poorest parts of the world.
# Ukraine
Putin orders troops to press ahead with Ukraine offensive after taking control of Lugansk region
The Ukrainian army retreated from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend following weeks of fierce fighting.
Ukrainian troops withdrew from the strategic city of Lysychansk over the weekend.
Leaders from dozens of countries are meeting in Switzerland to map out a "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that rebuilding his country is the "common task of the whole democratic world".
# War in Ukraine
'Inside of me, I was ready to go and to kill him,' Ukranian swimmer says of Russian rival
Ukrainian swimmers are seeking world championship success in Budapest this week under the shadow of war.