How the Kremlin Is Forcing Ukrainians to Adopt Russian Life

In Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine, local leaders are forcing civilians to accept Russian rule. Next come sham elections that would formalize Vladimir V. Putin’s claim that they are Russian territories.

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Russians, Risking Isolation in the South, Build Up for Ukrainian Attack

Russia is moving “maximum” forces to the south, which presents a role reversal from the eastern Donbas region: Ukraine is on the offensive and Russians holding a key city risk being cut off.

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Eyeing Kherson, Ukraine Prepares an Ambitious Counterattack

With soldiers, artillery and subversives, Ukraine has been laying the groundwork to retake Kherson, which Russia has held for months. But a counterattack would require huge resources, and could come at a heavy toll.

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Ukraine Tries to Make the Case That It Can Win, Citing Recent Strikes

Pushing back against skepticism that Western weapons will allow them to turn the tide against Russia, Ukrainians point to successful attacks using new long-range rocket systems.

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Russia Signals That It May Want a Bigger Chunk of Ukraine

A top Russian official said Moscow may extend its territorial claims to include not just the east of Ukraine but also parts of the south.

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Ukraine steps up attacks on key Russian targets in the south.

Attacks on a strategically important bridge and other Russian positions in the Kherson Province over the last two days raise a question: Is Ukraine preparing a larger counteroffensive?

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Russia Steps Up Pace of Missile Attacks on Civilian Targets

The Russians’ growing use of imprecise Soviet-era missiles to terrorize civilians reflects the daunting outlook of its offensive despite incremental gains, analysts say.

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Ukraine Retreats From Sievierodonetsk, as Russia Grinds On

With the withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk, the fighting shifts to neighboring Lysychansk, the last city in the Luhansk region still under Ukrainian control.

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Behind Enemy Lines, Scouts Help Ukrainians Execute Deadly Strikes

A nascent insurgency made up of civilians or former soldiers provided information that aided Ukraine’s attack on two Russian bases, according to a senior Ukrainian military official.

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As Russia tries to solidify its ‘land bridge,’ Ukraine attempts to push back in the south.

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Potent Weapons Reach Ukraine Faster Than the Know-How to Use Them

Soldiers desperate for advanced arms to match their Russian enemies have resorted to Google Translate to decipher the instructions for their sophisticated new tools.

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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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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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How Much of Ukraine Does Russia Hold?

Although Russian forces failed to take Kyiv, they have captured large chunks of the south and east, giving Moscow a chance to strangle the country economically.

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Russia’s Grave Miscalculation: Ukrainians Would Collaborate

Besides their military failures, the Russians entered the war believing they could persuade Ukrainians in the east to join their side. Those efforts have failed spectacularly.

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War’s Disruption to Ukraine’s Farms Seeds Global Food Crisis

The Russian invasion is pummeling Ukraine’s agriculture, threatening harvests in Europe’s breadbasket and contributing to a global food crisis.

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Conflicting reports emerge on whether Russia is still in full control of Kherson.

A U.S. official said Ukrainian forces were fighting fiercely in the city, but Ukrainian and Russian officials disagreed.

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Russian troops halted outside Kyiv as focus shifts to heavy fighting in Donbas.

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Putin Likens Sanctions to a ‘Declaration of War’

Despite a cease-fire, Russia shelled near humanitarian corridors meant for civilians to escape an embattled city, Ukraine says, while the Russian leader also warned about a no-fly zone.

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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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