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

Pressure mounts on Russian military, diplomacy, as Ukraine wages counteroffensive

Pressure mounts on Russian military, diplomacy, as Ukraine wages counteroffensive

Men work next to a crater created by an explosion to fix the internet cables after a Russian attack in downtown, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sept. 16, 2022.Leo Correa/The Associated Press Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance … 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

In newly liberated Balakliya, grim evidence of Russia’s violent occupation remains

In newly liberated Balakliya, grim evidence of Russia’s violent occupation remains

The remains of Verbivka school of Balakliya municipality, which served as a Russian base during the occupation and was blown up after their retreat.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail On Sept. 7, the day the city of Balakliya was liberated by the Ukrainian army, the retreating Russians fired a pair of missiles back at the territory … Read more

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

A Ukrainian soldier helps a wounded fellow soldier in the freed territory in the Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.Kostiantyn Liberov/The Associated Press Ukrainian troops continued to pile unrelenting pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, seeking to hold on to their sudden momentum that has produced major territorial gains. Fresh yellow-and-blue flags fluttered … 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

‘Substantial victory’ for Ukraine as section of Russian front line crumbles near Kharkiv

‘Substantial victory’ for Ukraine as section of Russian front line crumbles near Kharkiv

Firefighters work at the site of a residential building hit by a Russian military strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, on Sept. 6.VIACHESLAV RATYNSKYI/Reuters Ukrainian forces were charging through an expanding area of ​​previously Russian-held territory in the east on Friday after bursting through the front line in a surprise breakthrough that could … Read more

US says Russian military facing ‘severe manpower shortages’

US says Russian military facing ‘severe manpower shortages’

Russia is suffering “severe manpower shortages” in its six-month-old war with Ukraine and has become more desperate in its efforts to find new troops to send to the front lines, according to a new American intelligence finding disclosed Wednesday. Russia is looking to address the shortage of troops in part by compelling soldiers wounded earlier … 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

Ukraine under pressure in east as NATO chief says Russia must not win

Ukraine under pressure in east as NATO chief says Russia must not win

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is seen during the press conference with Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte on July 11, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.Alexey Furman/Getty Images Ukraine said on Thursday it had been forced to cede some territory in the east of the country in the face of a Russian offensive, and the head of the … Read more