Read the top stories on Independent.ie this morning.
Russia attacks nuclear power plant in Ukraine
Russian forces shelled Europe’s largest nuclear power plant early Friday and sparked a fire as they stepped up their assault on a key Ukrainian power-producing city, gaining ground in an attempt to cut the country off from the sea.
says Putin “The worst is yet to come”
Vladimir Putin has vowed to “conquer all of Ukraine” and made it clear that “the worst is to come” as he devised plans to quell dissent in Russia by imposing martial law.
The annual cost of filling up a car could rise to €2,400
Fuel prices are rising rapidly in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and it is expected that the average price of petrol at petrol stations across the country could soon reach €2 per liter.
“I must give my daughter to my sister – I cannot leave my husband”
The Dorohusk crossing point is the frontline of the refugee crisis, report Fionnán Sheahan and Mark Condren.
The Irishman helps expats leave Russia as a ruble tank
He usually runs a company that helps executives and their families relocate to Russia. For the past few days, David Gilmartin has been helping them lock up their homes and make their way to the airport or border.
Footage from Kyiv and Mariupol shows up-to-date information on life in Ukraine and the Red Cross’s humanitarian efforts
‘Out of the blue’ – Labor councils caught unawares by Kelly’s resignation
Alan Kelly resigned Wednesday night after two TDs and a senator told him Tuesday morning that the Parliamentary Labor Party (PLP) no longer had confidence in him as leader. However, the move came “completely unexpected” for most councilors and local area officials.
Bill Gates’ intimacy with ‘vile’ Epstein destroyed our marriage, says Melinda
Bill Gates’ familiarity with the “evil and vile” Jeffrey Epstein was a factor in Melinda French Gates’ decision to divorce the Microsoft founder, she revealed yesterday.
Pensioner on trial for 1975 murder after ‘one in a billion’ DNA match
A pensioner accused of “brutally” raping and murdering a teenage girl nearly 50 years ago has been brought to trial in England.
https://www.independent.ie/news/news-headlines/todays-headlines-russia-attacks-ukraine-nuclear-plant-as-invasion-advances-worst-yet-to-come-as-putin-draws-up-martial-law-plans-41409703.html Today’s headlines: Russia attacks Ukraine’s nuclear power plant as invasion advances; “The worst is yet to come” as Putin outlines plans for martial law