# War in Ukraine

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
Ukraine’s first lady warns of ‘mortal danger’ if West backs down over support
Olena Zelenska said in an interview that ‘if the world gets tired, they will simply let us die’.
Russia's next presidential election set for March
The election will take place two years after Russia annexed several Ukrainian regions.
Zelenskyy unexpectedly cancels appearance with US senators for arms funding
Money for Ukraine’s war effort has been held up for weeks by a dispute in the US Congress.
White House warns US aid for Ukraine will run out by year's end if Congress fails to agree more funding
National Security Advisory Jake Sullivan suggested that voting against aid for Ukraine was effectively voting to make it easier for Russia to succeed.
Last month
November 2023
Ukrainian missile strike on Crimea shipyard damages Russian vessel, military says
The Russian Defence Ministry said last night that Ukrainian forces fired 15 cruise missiles at the Zaliv shipyard in Kerch.
Zelenskyy denies war at 'stalemate' as von der Leyen says progress made on EU membership
The EU Commission has proposed an additional €50 billion in funding for Ukraine until 2027.
Ursula von der Leyen visits Ukraine as 14 more injured in Russian attacks
Ursula von der Leyen said talks would focus on the path for Ukraine to join the European Union.
Russia withdraws from nuclear test treaty as it denies 'stalemate' in Ukraine war
Putin also said last month he was “not ready to say” whether Russia would carry out live nuclear tests.
This year
At least 51 people gathered for wake killed by Russian strike on eastern Ukrainian village
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was attending a European summit in Spain, condemned the attack on social media.
A six-year-old child was among the victims.
A UN official said the images from the scene of the strike were "absolutely horrifying".
Footage published by the Ukrainian police showed a large area of rubble and bodies being taken away by emergency workers.
Russian Black Sea fleet commander appears in video, day after Ukraine claimed it killed officer
Kyiv said it had killed 34 officers, including Admiral Viktor Sokolov, in an unprecedented strike last week.
Ukraine claims it killed commander of Russia's Black Sea fleet in unprecedented missile strike
Attacks on Ukraine have killed five civilians and wounded 13 over the past 24 hours.
Poland halts weapon transfers to Ukraine amid diplomatic row over grain imports
The grain issue is particularly sensitive in Poland, where elections take place next month.
Ukraine says G20 statement on Russian war 'nothing to be proud of'
G20 make weakly worded statements on sovereignty and climate goals to paper over deep divisions.
Russia says five drones shot down overnight, including one targeting Moscow
Meanwhile, Russia launched a fourth day of air attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Izmail.
Russian drones hit Ukrainian port of Izmail overnight
The Ukrainian air force said 33 Russian attack drones were launched during the night in several groups.
Ukraine says Russian drones fell on Romania
The claim has not been independently verified.
Ukrainian defence minister resigns after Zelenskyy says he will be replaced
Zelenskyy said he believes ‘that the Ministry needs new approaches’.
Russian airport attacked from own territory, says Ukraine
Kyiv said today that police in the capital were responding to bomb threats as children returned to school.
Russia repels latest drone attack approaching Moscow
Moscow has been targeted by a barrage of Ukrainian drone attacks in recent weeks.
United States announces $250 million in new military aid for Ukraine
Kyiv earlier ordered the evacuation of children from five towns near the frontline in southern Ukraine.
Russia says it intercepted two drones near Crimea as Kyiv retakes village on southern frontline
Robotyne is located in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, one of four that the Kremlin claimed to have annexed last year.
Two dead and one wounded after Russia shells café in Ukraine's northeast, officials say
Officials in Kupiansk, six kilometres from the frontline, had urged vulnerable residents living near the town to evacuate earlier this month.
Russia shoots down drone headed for Moscow in sixth consecutive night of strikes
Moscow was rarely targeted during the early stages of the conflict in Ukraine though attacks have mounted of late.
Putin expresses 'condolences' over plane crash thought to have killed Yevgeny Prigozhin
Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list of a fatal private plane crash in Russia yesterday.
Reacting to the death, US president Joe Biden said there's "not much that happens in Russia" without president Vladimir Putin's involvement.
Russia's Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case, examining a 'violation of traffic safety rules' around the crash.
Mercenary leader believed dead went from hotdog seller to enemy of Kremlin
Four people killed in Russian strike on school in north-east Ukraine
Three civilians were also killed in Russia’s Belgorod region while the capital Moscow was targeted by a drone attack.
Russia destroys Ukrainian military boat in new Black Sea clash
Attacks by both sides have escalated in the Black Sea since Russia pulled out of a deal to allow the safe export of Ukrainian grain.
Ukrainian forces recaptured three square kilometres near Bakhmut
Kyiv launched a counteroffensive against Russian troops in June.
UN condemns 'heinous' Russian attack on Ukraine city
The strike, which killed seven, came during an Orthodox holiday as some attended morning church services in the city.
Cargo ship exits Ukraine port despite threat from Russia that navy could target vessels
Since Russia’s exit from the accord in July, it has stepped up attacks on Ukraine’s Black Sea port infrastructure.
Ukraine says it has recaptured village of Urozhaine on southern front
Urozhaine is among a cluster of villages that Ukrainian forces have been attempting to reclaim over recent weeks.
Russia says it shot down three drones during the latest aerial assault inside its borders
The air attack is at least the fifth this month over the Kaluga region southwest of Moscow.
Three people killed in Russian air strikes on western Ukraine
The strike was aimed at the small city of Lutsk.
Russian forces kill six, including baby girl and her parents, in Kherson
The infant was 23 days old.
Russian forces shoot down Ukrainian missiles over bridge to Crimea
There were no casualties or damage.
Molotov cocktail-making brewers from Ukraine arrive in Ireland for Sligo beer festival
As well as being known for their award-winning brews, Pravda also have a reputation for political messaging on their labels.
Two Ukrainian drones headed for Moscow shot down, Russia says
The attempted attack comes a day after the death toll from strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk rose to nine.
Seven dead and 39 injured as Russian missile strikes hit eastern Ukrainian city centre
The dead were five civilians, one rescuer and one soldier, Donetsk governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.
Russian strike on east Ukraine residential building kills at least five
Ukraine said rescue operations were ongoing.
Six killed after Russia mounts huge missile and drone attack against Ukraine
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the attack ‘says everything about Russian aggression’.
Ukrainian drone hits Russian tanker transporting fuel near Crimea
The tanker was hit at around 11:20 pm (20:20 GMT) yesterday south of the Kerch Strait.