Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev: ‘Never have I been so ashamed of my country.’ Photograph: Boris Bondarev via AP

A Russian diplomat has resigned in protest at Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, describing himself as “ashamed” of his country in a rare rejection by a go(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the International Criminal Court had jurisdiction to consider war crimes but not to look at the crime of aggression by one country against another. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government plans to use its six-month presidency of the Council of Europe to build international support to make Russia accountable for the crime (...)

Television host Dmitry Kiselyov refused to apologise for the animated graphic broadcast earlier this month showing a nuclear strike off the Irish coast erasing Ireland and Britain from the map

The Russian state television host who broadcast a graphic of a simulated nuclear attack destroying Ireland has rejected a request from Taoiseach Miche(...)

Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov was yet again the subject of colourful Dáil exchanges. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has indicated that Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov will have his visa renewed. There have been numerous calls fo(...)

People shout at Russian troops during a rally against the Russian occupation in Kherson, Ukraine,  on March 18th.  Photograph: Olexandr Chornyi/AP

Local officials installed by Moscow in Kherson in southern Ukraine said they intended to ask Russian president Vladimir Putin for the region to join R(...)

Dmitry Muratov after he was assaulted on a train last month. Six journalists from Novaya Gazeta, the newspaper he edits, have been murdered. Photograph: Dmitry Muratov/Novaya Gazeta/AFP

The Russian newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov had just boarded the train from Moscow to his home city of Samara, 857km to the southeast, when a man burs(...)

The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile has been invoked in a Russian broadcast simulating attacks on the ‘British Isles’. Photograph: Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP

The Taoiseach has condemned a broadcast on Russian state television which showed a mock nuclear attack destroying Ireland, saying it was a “very sinis(...)

Residents refuel generators that power a pump drawing floodwaters from the village of Demydiv, Ukraine on Tuesday. Photograph: David Guttenfelder/The New York Times

They pull up soggy linoleum from their floors, and fish potatoes and jars of pickles from submerged cellars. They hang out waterlogged rugs to dry in (...)

Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN Geraldine Byrne Nason: Ukraine and Russia were ‘critical’ to global food systems. File photograph: The Irish Times

About 47 million additional people may experience acute hunger in 2022 as a result of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Ireland has told the United Nati(...)

Servicemen of Donetsk People’s Republic militia  patrol in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces in Mariupol, Ukraine on  Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Alexandrov/AP

Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed victory in Mariupol on Thursday, declaring the port “liberated” after nearly two months of siege although hun(...)

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