Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War

Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult.

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As Ukraine Signs Up Soldiers, Questions Arise About How It Chooses

Recruiters approach young men on the street, but the standards are not always clear and there are reports of unwilling men being signed up while some eager to fight are turned away.

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Kharkiv Tried to Return to Normal. Russian Shelling Wouldn’t Let It.

Ukraine repelled the effort to capture its second-largest city, but the artillery attacks did not stop. Many residents who left have returned but fear that a new offensive is imminent.

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Russian Forces Tighten Noose Around Important Cities in Ukraine’s East

The area around Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk is about three-quarters encircled by Russians, leaving only a slender gap there for Ukrainian troops to maneuver.

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Ukraine Launches Counteroffensive on Russans in Kherson

“Hold on, Kherson, we’re coming!” the Ukrainian military declared as it pushed to retake territory in a key southern city.

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Russia War Dead Tended by Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainians hope that if they safeguard Russia’s war dead, they will be more likely to get back their own.

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Russia Hustles to Recruit Soldiers and Halts Gas Supplies to Finland

The war has evolved into something of a stalemate that has seriously depleted Russia’s conventional war capabilities, even as it has made some gains.

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Forced Out of Kharkhiv, Russian Troops Regroup and Dig in

Outside of Kharkiv, Russian forces are entrenching themselves for the long haul. “There is a whole underground city there,” a Ukrainian officer said.

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Moscow Moves to Russify Seized Ukraine Land, Signaling Annexation

The territory occupied by Russian forces so far in the three-month-old invasion deserves “a worthy place in our Russian family,” a Kremlin official who toured the region said.

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Around Kharkiv, Ukrainians Emerge to Find Lives in Ruin

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Further Russian Retreat Seen in East Ukraine, Another Setback for Putin

Russia appeared to shrink its already narrowed goals to take the Donbas region, as NATO and its two newest applicants, Sweden and Finland, practiced war games near Russia’s border.

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Ukrainians Fight Russian Troops Up Close Along the Eastern Front

In some villages along the front, Ukrainian and Russian soldiers face off at close quarters, sometimes within eyesight of one another.

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Putin’s Forces Battle in East Ukraine to Feed His Hunger for a Victory

The fighting has intensified ahead of Russia’s May 9 Victory Day holiday commemorating the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany.

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In Ukraine War, a Long Journey Begins in Prosecuting Rape

U.N. officials and human rights investigators are rushing more resources to authorities in Ukraine to help prosecute sex crimes.

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In a Ukrainian School, 12 People Await the War’s End, or Their Own

In the basement of a battered school in Kharkiv, a dozen residents have taken shelter. In a neighborhood not far away, life has returned to some sense of normalcy. But they choose to stay.

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In Ukraine, Traces of Lives Cut Short

The violence of war is often random. Those who suffer most are the civilians caught in the middle. Two recent deaths in Kharkiv, Ukraine, are a testament to that.

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Russia Shifts Focus of Ukraine War East as Putin Looks for a Victory

Having failed to score a quick triumph, Russia is shifting its attention to the contested breakaway enclaves, in Ukraine’s East. It is also shelling large cities to keep enemy forces from the expected new areas of battle.

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‘Just Put the Body Outside.’ The Bloody Siege of Mariupol

Under a relentless Russian barrage, there is no heat or electricity, and people are boiling snow for water. A 6-year-old died of dehydration, the authorities said.

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What Cities Is Russia Targeting in Ukraine?

About two-thirds of Ukraine’s population of 44 million people lived in cities before Russia’s invasion began. Now many urban areas are in the cross hairs of war.

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Help Ukraine Show Putin the Mistake He Has Made

Nothing less than our freedom — and yours — is at stake.

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Putin’s War on Ukraine Means to Erase My Country’s History

Ukraine’s history is filled with waves of repression.

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Only Make It Weaker

Why conquest makes the conqueror weaker.

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Zelensky Denounces Russia’s Shelling of Kharkiv

“Today, Russian troops shelled Kharkiv using rocket artillery,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video posted on his Facebook page. “This is, without any doubt, a military crime. A peaceful city. Peaceful residential neighborhoods. Not a single military object in sight.”

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Ukrainian Citizens Prepare to Fight Russian Army

In cities and towns in Central Ukraine that have not yet heard the boom of Russian artillery fire, residents spent the weekend preparing furiously for the possibly of an attack.

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After a vicious battle for Kharkiv: wreckage, a stuck rocket and artillery booms.

Ukrainian troops dug in around the nation’s second-largest city a day after a fight to push back advancing Russian forces.

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