Ukrainian men are hiding out to avoid military conscription in regions illegally annexed by Russia

Ukrainian men are hiding out to avoid military conscription in regions illegally annexed by Russia

Men sleep in a makeshift dormitory, converted from a classroom, in a center for internally displaced people in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, on Oct. 7, 2022. Many of the residents are from the Kherson region in the south of the country, where Ukrainian forces have recaptured 500 square kilometers in the past week.NICOLE TUNG/The New York … Read more

Russian forces push back as Ukraine tries to extend counter offensive

Russian forces push back as Ukraine tries to extend counter offensive

Workers clean debris of an office building destroyed by a strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 14.UMIT BEKTAS/Reuters Ukraine said it was trying to extend its lightning counter offensive in the east, but pro-Russian officials said they were holding the line for now and US President Joe Biden said the war still looked like a … Read more

Putin approves new foreign policy doctrine based on ‘Russian World’

Putin approves new foreign policy doctrine based on ‘Russian World’

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Kamchatka Territory Governor Vladimir Solodov in the far eastern city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskyi on Sept. 5.GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/AFP/Getty Images President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved a new foreign policy doctrine based around the concept of a “Russian World”, a notion that conservative ideologues have used to justify intervention abroad in support … Read more

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes, Ukraine reports attacks on coastal regions

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes, Ukraine reports attacks on coastal regions

Russia said it will cut gas supplies to Europe from Wednesday in a blow to countries that have backed Ukraine, while missile attacks in Black Sea coastal regions raised doubts about whether Russia stick to a deal to let Ukraine export grain. The first ships from Ukraine may set sail in days under a deal … Read more

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

A firefighter hoses down a house on fire after cluster rockets hit a residential area, in Konstantinovka, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 9, 2022.Nariman El-Mofty/The Associated Press Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China to align itself with the West in opposing the … Read more

Russia claims 162 Canadian foreign fighters have been killed in Ukraine. There’s no evidence to back that up

Russia claims 162 Canadian foreign fighters have been killed in Ukraine.  There’s no evidence to back that up

Ukrainian soldiers and foreign fighters wait before advancing in the streets during a clearing-out operation of remaining Russian forces in Irpin, Ukraine, March 29, 2022.DANIEL BEREHULAK/The New York Times News Service Jordan Mullins doesn’t know exactly what hit him – he only remembers the pain he felt when shrapnel punctured his left calf. Mr. Mullins, … Read more

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting escape route from Sievierodonetsk

Russia destroys bridge over Ukrainian river, cutting escape route from Sievierodonetsk

A man rides his bicycle between two destroyed military trucks in the city of Lysychansk, eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, on June 11, 2022.ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images Russian forces have blown up a bridge linking the embattled Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk to another city across the river, cutting off a possible evacuation route for civilians, local … Read more

Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Mariupol unverified, but not unexpected as Moscow faces setbacks, Ukrainian general says

Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Mariupol unverified, but not unexpected as Moscow faces setbacks, Ukrainian general says

A Russian soldier patrols at a theater in Mariupol on April 12, the day of a media trip organized by Russia’s military. Ukrainian authorities are investigating unverified claims that the Russians used chemical weapons in this besieged Black Sea port.ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service said a report that … Read more