Kremlin-staged votes continue in occupied Ukraine; Arrests in Russia as protests continue against mobilization

Kremlin-staged votes continue in occupied Ukraine;  Arrests in Russia as protests continue against mobilization

Ukrainian soldiers fire in the recently retaken Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Sept. 23, 2022.Kostiantyn Liberov/The Associated Press Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for protesting … Read more

Zelensky vows no let-up as Ukraine says troops cross key river in northeast

Zelensky vows no let-up as Ukraine says troops cross key river in northeast

Damaged houses in the town of Izyum, which was recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Sept. 17.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed there would be no let-up in Ukraine’s fight to regain its territory as Kyiv said its troops had crossed a major river, paving the way for an assault on Russia’s occupation forces … Read more

From his hospital bed, Ukrainian commander details troops’ stealthy recapture of Kharkiv region

From his hospital bed, Ukrainian commander details troops’ stealthy recapture of Kharkiv region

Captain Andriy Malakhov, commander of the Wild Steppe battalion, stands near an abandoned Russian vehicle on Sept. 8, when he and his forces took part in the liberation of Russian-held cities in the Kharkiv region.Courtesy of Captain Andriy Malakhov Captain Andriy Malakhov and his men crept forward through the forests south of the city of … Read more

Ukraine forces push further in Kharkiv region as Russia scatters in chaotic retreat

Ukraine forces push further in Kharkiv region as Russia scatters in chaotic retreat

Destroyed armored vehicles litter the road in Balakliya, Kharkiv region, on Sept. 10, 2022.JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images Ukrainian troops continued their weeklong push in the eastern Kharkiv region on Sunday, liberating more villages and towns as the Russian forces that had occupied the region since March scattered in chaotic retreat. All of a sudden, cities and … Read more

Six months into war, Ukrainians say they have ‘no choice’ but to keep fighting – National

Six months into war, Ukrainians say they have ‘no choice’ but to keep fighting – National

Before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine just over six months ago, Artur Chenakal was living a peaceful life in Kyiv with two cats while working as a cook. Now, he’s fighting on the front lines in the eastern Donetsk province, which has been bombarded daily by Russian attacks. He and his fellow volunteer fighters … Read more

Russian attack kills 25 civilians on Ukraine’s Independence Day, Kyiv says

Russian attack kills 25 civilians on Ukraine’s Independence Day, Kyiv says

People stand next to a residential house destroyed by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Chaplyne, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine August 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dmytro SmolienkoSTRINGER/Reuters A Russian attack killed 25 civilians when missiles struck a railway station and a residential area in eastern Ukraine, officials in the capital Kyiv said, as … Read more

Russian rocket strike on train station kills 22 on Ukraine’s Independence Day, says Zelensky

Russian rocket strike on train station kills 22 on Ukraine’s Independence Day, says Zelensky

Destroyed Russian military vehicles installed in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine, on Aug. 24.Evgeniy Maloletka/The Associated Press A Russian missile attack killed 22 civilians and set a passenger train on fire in eastern Ukraine as the country marked its Independence Day under heavy shelling, officials in Kyiv said. President Volodymyr Zelensky had warned of the risk of … Read more

Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Neighbors collects debris of destroyed houses, after military strikes in Kramatorsk, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region Ukraine, Aug. 12, 2022.NACHO DOCE/Reuters Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge … Read more

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russian soldiers walk through the debris of the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal, in Mariupol, Ukraine, on June 13.The Associated Press The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed … Read more

Aging Ukrainian refugees consider returning home after struggling to adapt

Aging Ukrainian refugees consider returning home after struggling to adapt

Liudmyla Zana, a Ukrainian refugee and psychologist in Warsaw, comforts Lidiia Zub, 61, a fellow refugee who struggles with the challenges of living in a foreign country, on July 25.Anna Liminowicz /The Globe and Mail She looked hot, dishevelled and desperate, but Valentina spoke calmly as she entered the small office in central Warsaw. She … Read more