Ukraine’s Children Bear Burdens of War: Photos

Summer for Ukraine’s children means sunshine and swimming, but also long hours in bomb shelters and mine-safety training. A photographer captured their days in Kyiv for The New York Times.

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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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Last Stand at Azovstal: Inside the Siege That Shaped the Ukraine War

For 80 days, at a sprawling steelworks, a relentless Russian assault met unyielding Ukrainian resistance. This is how it was for those who fought, and for those trapped beneath the battlefield.

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‘Long Live the Theater’: Mariupol’s Drama Company to Perform Again

Thirteen members of the Mariupol Drama Theater have reconvened in western Ukraine where they are rehearsing a new play about a Ukrainian dissident who died in a Russian prison camp in the 1980s.

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Ukraine Announces Prisoner Exchange, Including Mariupol Fighters

Officials said 144 Ukrainian soldiers, many of them seriously injured, were released in an exchange for the same number of Russian and proxy forces.

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

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Russia Says Azovstal Steel Complex in Mariupol Has Fallen

The Russian statement, which could not be immediately verified, would signal the end of a battle that became a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to the invasion.

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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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Russia Uses Surrender in Mariupol to Portray Ukrainians as Terrorists

Many soldiers who surrendered from Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant belong to the Azov battalion, a group with far-right roots, and the Kremlin may now put them on trial just as Ukraine is prosecuting Russians for war crimes.

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The Battle for Azovstal: A Soldier’s Story

The surrender of a steel plant in Mariupol gave Russia a rare victory but has already become a rallying cry for further resistance in Ukraine.

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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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Rescuing Ukrainian Family Recipes

For one Ukrainian American home cook, recording and sharing the dishes she grew up eating is an act of resistance.

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Turkey Offers to Evacuate Mariupol Fighters Despite Disagreements

Turkey has had a ship waiting for weeks in Istanbul to evacuate those remaining in the Azovstal steel plant, but Ukraine and Russia have not agreed to a plan, a Turkish official 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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Another 50 civilians are evacuated from the besieged steel plant in Mariupol.

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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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Why the Battle for Mariupol Is Important for Putin

A victory in the predominantly Russian-speaking city could give a veneer of credibility to the Russian leader’s false claims of ridding Ukraine of “Nazis.”

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Ukraine’s Battlefield Is Haunted by Putin’s Chemical Weapons Legacy

While the risk remains ambiguous, the Russian leader’s long infatuation with the toxic arms fuels worries that the deadly poisons could be deployed in Ukraine.

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Evacuees From Mariupol’s Steel Plant Tell of Horrors and Survival

Nearly 130 people reached relative safety after sheltering for weeks in dark bunkers under the Azovstal plant, under constant bombardment, with dwindling food.

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Sisters Recount Escape From Mariupol as Russians Closed In

The women say they were forced onto a bus to Russian-controlled territory, then escaped what Ukrainian and U.S. officials have described as “filtration” centers for a system of forced expulsions to Russia.

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Civilians Keep Arriving at Besieged Steel Complex in Mariupol, Fighters Say

That citizens are still seeking to shelter at the plant, where there is no prospect of escape or rescue, offers a testament to what they must be facing elsewhere in the devastated city.

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Fighters Share Desperate Videos From Mariupol Steel Plant to Promote Story

With independent media unable to access this last military holdout, videos from inside function as pleas for help and publicity on social media.

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Biden Accused Putin of Genocide. What Does That Mean?

Genocide is the crime of crimes. It is rarely proved in international law.

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A Family of Six Walks for Days to Escape Mariupol

At times, Russian soldiers were almost friendly, advising them how to avoid shelling and showing them pictures of their own children.

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Banning Russian Tennis Players Won’t Stop the War. So Why Is Wimbledon Doing It?

Sometimes the do-something impulse is too strong.

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People who escaped from Mariupol describe the flight from its ruins: ‘The city is gone.’

After a harrowing, all-night drive through Russian-controlled territory, evacuees said most of the city was pulverized by weeks of Russian shelling.

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Satellite images show what appears to be a growing mass grave near Mariupol.

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Inside the Azovstal plant, a Ukrainian sergeant prays for rescue.

“We’re hoping for help,” Sgt. Leonid Kuznetsov said. “If we don’t get it, we won’t make it out of this factory. We will die here with weapons in our hands defending Ukraine.”

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Residents in Avdiivka, Ukraine Go Underground as Russia’s Assault on East Ramps Up

As Ukrainian forces dig into trenches and residents flee into basements, Russia’s artillery attacks have intensified. “They can’t get through the front lines and so they’re starting simply to destroy the city,” a Ukrainian official said.

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The U.S. is bolstering Ukrainian artillery and air power.

Weeklong training for Ukraine’s soldiers on howitzers is taking place outside of their country, a U.S. defense official said. Additionally, new spare parts have allowed Kyiv to get more than 20 warplanes back in service.

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Huge Steel Plant in Mariupol Is a Fortress for Ukrainian Holdouts

Below the plant is a vast network of reinforced bunkers and passages. Above ground are massive steel and concrete structures.

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In Besieged, Broken Mariupol, Ukrainians Vow a ‘Fight to the End’

Defying a Russian demand to surrender or be “eliminated,” Ukrainian forces in a sprawling steel plant are making a last stand for the strategic city.

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Zelensky Responds to Apparent Russian Threat of Chemical Weapons Use

A Ukrainian unit in Mariupol claimed Russian forces had used chemical weapons there. Their report could not be independently confirmed.

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Zelensky says Ukraine takes ‘as seriously as possible’ an apparent threat of Russian chemical weapon use.

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In Mariupol’s Drama Theater, a Cry for ‘Mama!’ That Offered Brief Relief

A family shares its story of surviving the Russian attack on a theater that officials in the besieged southern Ukrainian city believe killed about 300 people.

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Judge Jackson’s Confirmation to the Court: ‘It Lifts My Heart’

Readers celebrate the elevation of a Black woman and a former public defender to the court. Also: A new climate warning; Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

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Inside a Maternity Hospital in Ukraine as War Grinds On

As artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.

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Statements From the Siege of Mariupol, Ukraine

Mariupol, Ukraine, has been encircled by Russian forces for about a month. We have collected the statements of people who recently escaped.

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Documentary Filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius Is Killed in Ukraine 

Mr. Kvedaravicius, 45, had spent years covering the conflict in Ukraine. His work included “Mariupolis,” a searing portrait of the southern port city where he died.

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Inside Mariupol

What the fight for the Ukrainian port city means for the future of the war.

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Mariupol Residents Describe How Russian Forces Deprived Them of Food and Water

Residents of Mariupol, Ukraine described how Russian forces use hunger as a weapon of war in a monthlong siege of the southern port. “No roof, no food and no water,” survivors texted relatives who escaped.

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Once the Children Got Hungry, ‘the Fire Was Gone From Their Eyes’

Residents of Mariupol, Ukraine described how Russian forces use hunger as a weapon of war in a monthlong siege of the southern port. “No roof, no food and no water,” survivors texted relatives who escaped.

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A Brutal Russian Playbook Reapplied in Ukraine

The besieging of cities, the deliberate targeting of civilians — they are the tactics Russia used before, in Grozny. I saw it firsthand.

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Russia’s War in Ukraine Is Dividing Families

The generational struggle at the heart of the war in Ukraine.

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A Desperate Escape From Mariupol

Ukrainian families are taking enormous risks to try to flee Mariupol, traveling through Russian checkpoints — and in some cases land mines — to try to get to safety.

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

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As Russia Stalls in Ukraine, Dissent Brews Over Putin’s Leadership

Military losses have mounted, progress has slowed, and a blame game has begun among some Russian supporters of the war.

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Mariupol Residents Fight to Survive in Bombed and Besieged City

For three weeks, the Ukrainian port city has been without water, heat, electricity and all communication under a merciless Russian assault. Here’s what its residents have been enduring.

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The Grimmest Dilemma

The Biden administration is facing an old Cold War dilemma: Be weak or risk a world war.

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Fighting Rages in Mariupol, as Russian Forces Make Gains

Ukraine said it had temporarily lost contact with officials in the strategic port city, while Russia hammered military targets around the country.

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