Ukrainian Natives In Ennis Believes There’s No Possibility Of Peaceful Solution

A Ukrainian woman based in Clare believes there’s no possibility of a peaceful solution to the war with Russia.

It comes ahead of a rally planned for Ennis tomorrow that will mark the second anniversary of Russia’s illegal invasion of the country.

The conflict has resulted in Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II and since February 24th, 2022, there are now over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees living in Ireland, including 5,518 in Clare.

In the coming weeks, the Government will reduce supports afforded to arrivals from the war torn state, which will see the maximum stay period at state accommodation centres reduced to 90 days.


During this period, residents will receive weekly social protection payments at the standard Asylum Seeker rate of €38.80 per adult and €29.80 per child.

According to Clare County Council, an average of two homes are being offered up each week to house Ukrainian Refugees.

Mariya Nikashanova, who is originally from Irpin, and is organising the rally taking place on O’Connell Street at 2pm tomorrow, fears the war will rage on and many more migrants will arrive here, unless Ukraine’s military is reinforced.

The conflict in Ukraine has developed into a war of attrition, according to an advisor to the Ukrainian President.

Almost two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the EU has announced its 13th round of sanctions against Russia in response to the invasion.

Presidential advisor Alexander Rodnyansky, says there has been no breakthrough in the fighting.

You can listen to the full interview below.