In War-Torn Mykolaiv, Ukrainians Search for Informers

As the city emerged from a 54-hour lockdown, the governor of the Mykolaiv region declared the operation a success, saying that five people had been arrested.

#international-relations, #kim-vitaliy, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Open Commits to Fund-Raising Exhibition Match and $2 Million for Ukraine

Unlike at Wimbledon, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete at the U.S. Open. Whether they play in an exhibition to support relief efforts in Ukraine is another question.

#allaster-stacey, #azarenka-victoria, #queens-nyc, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

In My Homeland, the Smell of Death on a Summer Afternoon

In Ukraine, tragedies are a backdrop to everyday existence, piling up in numbers that seem inconceivable, an inescapable reality that feels like the very air in your lungs.

#donbas-ukraine, #funerals-and-memorials, #international-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

After Rockets Strike Near Nuclear Plant, Ukraine and Russia Trade Blame

Moscow accused Ukraine of striking near spent-fuel storage at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, while Ukrainian intelligence said it was a move by Russia to destroy infrastructure.

#blinken-antony-j, #chernobyl-ukraine, #grossi-rafael, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nikopol-ukraine, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Amnesty International Assessment That Ukraine ‘Put Civilians in Harm’s Way’ Stirs Outrage

The human rights group accused the Ukrainian military of establishing bases and weapons systems in school and hospitals.

#amnesty-international, #civilian-casualties, #lysychansk-ukraine, #oksana-pokalchuk, #propaganda, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears

A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

#bakhmut-ukraine, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nikopol-ukraine, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

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.

#children-and-childhood, #kyiv-ukraine, #marinka-ukraine, #mariupol-ukraine, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

U.S. and Russia Ready to Negotiate Griner’s Release

The countries’ top envoys made separate announcements after a meeting where they sat close together — without talking.

#bout-viktor, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #griner-brittney, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sochi-russia, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Brittney Griner’s Sentence Renews Pressure on President Biden

The basketball star’s supporters are pressing for action. But critics of any possible deal are already fuming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bout-viktor, #decisions-and-verdicts, #griner-brittney, #moscow-russia, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #whelan-paul-n

Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #baerbock-annalena, #bavaria-germany, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-parliament, #germany, #green-party-germany, #international-relations, #merkel-angela, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-democratic-party-germany, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Spain Limits Air-Conditioning to Save Energy

The country this week became the latest to announce restrictions, in part to promote energy efficiency but also to reduce consumption of Russian gas.

#air-conditioning, #european-union, #heating, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #spain

Brittney Griner’s Guilty Verdict Strengthens Supporters’ Resolve

The W.N.B.A. star was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony, but her supporters insist they will do “whatever we can to get her home.”

#griner-brittney, #jackson-terri-carmichael, #marijuana, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

Russian Court Sentences Griner to 9 Years, Raising Pressure on Biden

Amid the hostility over the war in Ukraine, a court imposed nearly the maximum possible sentence on the American basketball star Brittney Griner, intensifying calls to win her release.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bout-viktor, #decisions-and-verdicts, #griner-brittney, #phoenix-mercury, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ummc-yekaterinburg, #united-states-international-relations, #whelan-paul-n, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Russia’s Shortfalls Create an Opportunity for Ukraine, Western Officials Say

Severe equipment and manpower problems could slow President Vladimir V. Putin’s mission as the war enters its sixth month.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #wagner-group, #zelensky-volodymyr

When Home Is a Ferry Ship: An Influx From Ukraine Strains Europe

Millions have fled Russia’s invasion, but where housing is expensive and scarce, countries like Estonia are paying shipping firms to offer refugees safe but tight quarters.

#asylum-right-of, #estonia, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #tallinn-estonia, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Mines, Fires, Rockets: The Ravages of War Bedevil Ukraine’s Farmers

A deal allowing ships to start carrying grain from Ukraine solved a logistical problem, but it left a more pressing one for Ukrainian farmers: growing and reaping crops in a war zone.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-sea, #international-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Senate Overwhelmingly Votes to Add Sweden and Finland to NATO

The lopsided bipartisan vote demonstrated broad support in the United States for one of the most significant expansions of the military alliance, amid Russia’s continued assault on Ukraine.

#finland, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #international-relations, #mcconnell-mitch, #menendez-robert, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sweden, #treaties, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ukraine Builds a Case That Killing of P.O.W.s Was a Russian War Crime

At a Russian-held prison, graves were dug days before the explosion that killed at least 50 Ukrainian troops held there, Ukrainian officials said.

#donbas-ukraine, #prisoners-of-war, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Bid to Cap Russian Oil Prices Draws Skepticism Over Enforcement

The maritime insurance industry says policing oil transactions is not workable, raising questions about enforcement of a buyers’ cartel.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #treasury-department, #united-states-economy, #yellen-janet-l

Germany Tells Russia’s Gazprom Its Turbine Is Ready for Pipeline

Olaf Scholz showed off a refurbished turbine for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that Russia has said is the reason it can’t send more gas to Germany.

#germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #schroder-gerhard, #siemens-ag

The Effect of Russian Embargoes on the War in Ukraine

Russia’s peculiar economic war with the West.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

A New Axis?

With tensions rising in Taiwan, we look at the shared interests of China, Russia and Iran.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #internal-storyline-no, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

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.

#a-p-moller-maersk, #careers-and-professions, #crimea-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #germany, #kharkiv-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #labor-and-jobs, #mariupol-ukraine, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states

Why Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Is Utterly Reckless

The timing could not be worse. The Ukraine war is not over.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #international-relations, #pelosi-nancy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #taiwan, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #xi-jinping

Ukraine Grain Ship Passes Russia’s Black Sea Blockade

For the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a ship loaded with corn sailed out of Odesa, part of a deal officials hope will help ease food shortages around the world.

#black-sea, #freight-cargo, #grain, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #odessa-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #turkey, #ukraine

To Slow World Hunger, It Will Take More Than Ukrainian Grain Exports

The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.

#afghanistan, #africa, #black-sea, #famine, #food-aid, #global-warming, #grain, #guatemala, #madagascar, #malnutrition, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

U.N. Chief Issues Grim Warning of Risk of ‘Nuclear Annihilation’

Conflicts in Ukraine, Asia and the Middle East have lifted the threat of nuclear disaster to a level not seen since the Cold War, according to António Guterres.

#blinken-antony-j, #guterres-antonio, #iran, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-nations

What Drives the Price of Wheat, Beyond War in Ukraine

The price has fallen sharply from its peak after one major producer, Russia, invaded another, Ukraine. But that hasn’t ended fears of a global hunger crisis.

#agriculture-department, #fertilizer, #food, #futures-and-options-trading, #global-warming, #international-relations, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #ukraine, #wheat

Using Nuclear Reactors for Cover, Russians Lob Rockets at Ukrainians

Russia has turned Europe’s largest nuclear power plant into a fortress, stymying Ukraine’s forces and unnerving locals who fear both shelling and a radiation leak.

#nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Tensions Flare on Kosovo-Serbian Border Amid Protests and Gunfire

Demonstrations against a law related to new license plates for ethnic Serbs in Kosovo led to gunfire on Sunday, leading to concerns that the violence could escalate further.

#balkan-states, #kosovo, #kurti-albin, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #serbia, #vucic-aleksandar

As Ukraine Orders Civilians to Evacuate the East, Residents Face a Grim Choice

The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.

#donetsk-ukraine, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Oleksiy Vadaturskyi, one of Ukraine’s richest businessmen, is killed in Mykolaiv.

Oleksiy Vadaturskyi, whose company built storage facilities and infrastructure necessary for exporting grain, was killed with his wife in a missile strike.

#grain, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Bleak Reality.

All six of the largest economies in the region could soon be run by presidents elected on leftist platforms. Their challenge? Inflation, war in Europe, growing poverty at home.

#boric-gabriel, #castillo-pedro-1969, #chile, #colombia, #inflation-economics, #latin-america, #peru, #petro-gustavo, #poverty, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #wilson-woodrow-international-center-for-scholars

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.

#crimea-ukraine, #elections, #human-rights-watch, #international-relations, #kherson-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #referendums, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

US Defense Department Official Says Russia’s War Effort Is Failing

A senior U.S. Defense Department official said there was growing evidence that steep Russian losses had left some units ill-prepared to fight.

#defense-department, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states

Europe’s Race to Secure New Energy Sources Is on a Knife’s Edge

A long-term switch to more renewable sources has been overtaken by a short-term scramble to stave off a crisis.

#arcelormittal-sa, #coal, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gazprom, #heating, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #weather, #winter-season

Blinken and Lavrov Discuss Griner in Their First Call of the War

Ukraine said it was ready for Black Sea grain shipments to resume, while the top Russian and American diplomats talked about a prisoner swap involving the basketball star Brittney Griner.

#blinken-antony-j, #bout-viktor, #civilian-casualties, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #griner-brittney, #lavrov-sergey-v, #odessa-ukraine, #prisoners-of-war, #prisons-and-prisoners, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #whelan-paul-n, #zelensky-volodymyr

Explosion Kills Dozens of Ukrainian Captives at Russian-Held Prison

At least 50 captured fighters died in a blast at a prison in eastern Ukraine, with no clarity on exactly what happened and each country blaming the other.

#american-red-cross, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #international-relations, #prisoners-of-war, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Blinken Resists Push to Label Russia a Terrorist State

The Biden administration is wary of making the designation despite strong calls from Congress and pleas from Ukraine.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zelensky-volodymyr

Lavrov To Propose a Time to Discuss Possible Prisoner Swap for Brittney Griner

Sergey Lavrov said he would listen to what U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had to say about a proposal for the release of Brittney Griner and another American.

#blinken-antony-j, #bout-viktor, #griner-brittney, #lavrov-sergey-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #whelan-paul-n

Russia Is Making Heaps of Money From Oil, but There Is a Way to Stop That

Nations seeking to help Ukraine should aim at reducing Russia’s profits from oil, not how much it exports.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

I’m Ukraine’s Foreign Minister. Putin Must Be Stopped.

Now is not the time to accept unfavorable cease-fire proposals.

#peace-process, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Germans Tip-Toe Up the Path to Energy Savings

Local leaders find themselves at the front line of Europe’s conservation efforts, fearing a Russian gas cut. It’s not an easy place to be.

#augsburg-germany, #bavaria-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #heating, #international-relations, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #siemens-ag, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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.

#kherson-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #zelensky-volodymyr

The Role of Art in a Time of War

Painting will not stop missiles. Music will not end suffering. But culture is not powerless — and a visit to Ukraine reaffirmed what it can do at its best.

#art, #books-and-literature, #borodianka-ukraine, #culture-arts, #jefferson-margo, #kyiv-ukraine, #museums, #rubens-peter-paul, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #tokarczuk-olga, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

This Mining Law Is 150 Years Old. We Really Need to Modernize It.

Taxpayers and the environment have been the losers.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #colorado-river, #land-use-policies, #law-and-legislation, #mines-and-mining, #montana, #reclamation-of-land, #rivers, #royalties, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #senate, #trout, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water-pollution

Crops ‘Stored Everywhere’: Ukraine’s Harvest Piles Up

Farmers who have lived under the risk of Russian missile attacks have their doubts about an international agreement to ease a blockade on grain shipments through the Black Sea.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-sea, #europe, #european-union, #grain, #ports, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Offers to Swap Arms Dealer for Griner, Whelan

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said that Washington had offered to trade Viktor Bout and that he expected to raise it soon directly with Russia’s foreign minister.

#blinken-antony-j, #bout-viktor, #griner-brittney, #international-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations

The Hunt Is On for ‘War Trophies’ in Ukraine

Collectors across the country are seeking pieces of shrapnel, bits of bombs and even the uniforms of dead Russians. It’s part of an urge to feel more directly connected to the cause.

#bucha-ukraine, #donbas-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Offers to Swap Russian Arms Dealer, Viktor Bout, for Griner and Whelan

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said he would speak to his Russian counterpart for the first time in months about a “substantial proposal” to free the Americans.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bout-viktor, #griner-brittney, #international-relations, #moscow-russia, #prisons-and-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-international-relations, #whelan-paul-n