Ukrainian man crosses front lines to lead risky evacuation of thousands

Ukrainian man crosses front lines to lead risky evacuation of thousands

Oleksander Chausov in Zaporizhzhia on May 26.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail The first time Oleksandr Chausov drove evacuees across the front lines that surrounded his home in Russian-controlled Ukraine, he found himself on a road at the top of a dam, his car full of passengers and the world exploding around him. An artillery shell … Read more

Ukraine repels some Russian attacks but combat rages at steel mill

Ukraine repels some Russian attacks but combat rages at steel mill

Smoke rises above a burning oil storage in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine May 4, 2022.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters Heavy fighting raged Thursday at the shattered steel plant in Mariupol as Russian forces attempted to finish off the city’s last-ditch defenders and complete the capture of the strategically vital port. The … Read more

Putin signs decree giving Russia power to terminate exports, deals in response to Western sanctions

Putin signs decree giving Russia power to terminate exports, deals in response to Western sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin put the West on notice on Tuesday that he could terminate exports and deals, the Kremlin’s toughest response yet to the sanctions burden imposed by the United States and allies over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin, Russia’s paramount leader since 1999, signed a broad decree on Tuesday which forbade the … Read more

Russian Crude Shipments Have Fallen 25% In A Week

Russian Crude Shipments Have Fallen 25% In A Week

The past seven days have seen shipments of Russian crude drop by 25%, as the Kremlin announces plans for building new export outlets to balance out the impact of sanctions. From April 8 to April 15, Russia has seen crude oil shipments decline by one-quarter, with Bloomberg data showing that only 30 Russian tankers carried … Read more

Russians bury relatives killed in Ukraine as Kremlin admits major losses – National

Russians bury relatives killed in Ukraine as Kremlin admits major losses – National

Russian families buried relatives killed in Ukraine with automatic gun salutes and military brass bands on Friday, a day after the Kremlin admitted for the first time that it had lost significant numbers of troops. Russia sent tens of thousands of soldiers into Ukraine on Feb. 24 on what it calls a “special operation”. Kremlin … Read more

The last brave acts of the five Ukrainian men found dead and bound in a Bucha basement

The last brave acts of the five Ukrainian men found dead and bound in a Bucha basement

Victoria Verde holds a portrait of her spouse, Dmytro Shumeister, who joined volunteers to rescue his documents from the car, in Bucha, Ukraine, on April 8.ANTON SKYBA/The Globe and Mail Natalia Stupnyk may never know what happened between her husband’s departure on the morning of March 12 and the moment, 19 days later, when she … Read more

Russian forces leave trail of slain civilians as they retreat from town near Kyiv

Russian forces leave trail of slain civilians as they retreat from town near Kyiv

A woman looks on as she sits on a bench outside a destroyed building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 2, 2022, as Ukraine said Russian forces were making a ‘rapid retreat’ from northern areas around the capital Kyiv and the city of Chernigiv.AFP Contributor#AFP/AFP/Getty Images Dead civilians still lay scattered over … Read more

How Ukraine is drowning out the noise of Russia’s propaganda operation

How Ukraine is drowning out the noise of Russia’s propaganda operation

Ukrainian servicemen near a destroyed bridge as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, on April 1.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters Since the Kremlin launched a full-scale invasion of his country five weeks ago, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government have used every available social media channel to drum up Western support. … Read more