Victory Day: Vladimir Putin  in Moscow on Monday. Seldom in the Putin era has the day taken place against a background of such uncertainty for the president and for Russia itself. Photograph: Anton Novoderezhkin/ Kremlin Pool/ Sputnik /EPA

On Monday in Red Square, Vladimir Putin gave his Victory Day speech – an annual address to mark the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi G(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ‘This mission is an opportunity for Ireland to demonstrate its support for the Ukrainian people.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, and the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad, Mark Daly, are expected to travel to Ukraine next week to addr(...)

A Russian soldier walks amid the rubble of Mariupol in Ukraine. Photograph: Maximilian Clarke/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As the war in Ukraine entered its third month this week, Britain’s foreign secretary Liz Truss warned that it could last for years and United States d(...)

Simon Coveney is the first minister for foreign affairs from a state with a seat on the UN council  to visit Kyiv since the war began. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ireland will use its position on the United Nations Security Council to press for an immediate halt to Russian aggression in Ukraine and for full acco(...)

A member of the Ukrainian military walks on debris next to damaged buildings in the area that was hit by  Russian artillery shelling, in Kharkiv, northeast Ukraine. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has featured on every social media platform. This conflict is the first one of this scale to unfold online, in real time,(...)

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Bucha. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of committing a “deliberate massacre” as they occupied and eventually retreated from Bucha, 25km northwest of Kyiv. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

The Russian government’s denials and counter-conspiracies about apparent atrocities committed against civilians in Ukraine have been as flamboyantly s(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, scored a crushing election victory to clinch a fourth consecutive term. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

The comfortable victory of Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party in Hungary’s election will disappoint Europe’s democrats and, no doubt, provide some poli(...)

The ambassador alleged that images of 20 people being killed by a missile in Donetsk were faked. Photograph: AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov

The Russian ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov has accused the Ukrainian government of using “infamous images and fakes about Mariupol”. The city has(...)

US president Joe Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, March 26th, 2022. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

US president Joe Biden’s comments in Poland today that Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” were later qualified by a White House o(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s president, addresses lawmakers via video link at the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Liesa Koppitz-Johanssen/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has played down comments by Ukrainian president Voldymyr Zelenskiy, who told EU leaders at the Brussels summit that Ireland w(...)

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