Behind Enemy Lines, Ukrainians Tell Russians ‘You Are Never Safe’

Clandestine resistance cells are spotting targets, sabotaging rail lines and killing those deemed collaborators as they seek to terrorize Russian forces.

#crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #international-relations, #kherson-ukraine, #melitopol-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #right-sector-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sabotage-crime, #ukraine, #united-russia, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Ukraine Strikes Again in Crimea, Challenging Russian Hold on Peninsula

Explosions rocked a munitions depot in Crimea days after blasts hit a Russian airfield there. President Vladimir V. Putin has made the seizure of Crimea a centerpiece of his 22-year rule.

#black-sea, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #medvedev-dmitri-a, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #yermak-andriy

Ukrainian Soldiers Train for the Frontlines on British Soil

About 2,000 recruits have completed the program and returned to Ukraine. The program aims to train tens of thousands more.

#draft-and-recruitment-military, #england, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In Ukraine, Ravers Clean Up Rubble (to a Beat)

More than 100,000 buildings in Ukraine have been destroyed in the war. Volunteers are clearing away the rubble — and partying while they do it.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #kyiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Russian Forces in Kherson Pose Big Challenge for Ukraine

Ukrainian forces badly want to to retake the southern region of Kherson from Russian invaders, but Moscow retains a potentially overwhelming advantage.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kherson-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

To Escape the War, Ukraine’s Factories Are Moving West

The government is working to save hundreds of businesses from Russian bombs, remaking western Ukraine into the country’s new economic heartland.

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Six Weeks of ‘Hell’: Inside Russia’s Brutal Ukraine Detentions

Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have suffered beatings and sometimes electrical shocks, while the U.N. says hundreds have disappeared into Russian jails.

#kharkiv-ukraine, #political-prisoners, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #torture, #ukraine

Threat to Ukraine Nuclear Plant Increases as Fighting Rages

Russia, trying to pin down Ukraine’s forces to blunt a counteroffensive in Kherson, has been firing shells from near a nuclear plants it occupies.

#kherson-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zaporizhzhia-power-plant-ukraine

Ukraine’s First U.N. Grain Ship Prepares to Depart for Africa

The Brave Commander, a freighter, is expected to carry 23,000 metric tons of wheat to Ethiopia, which World Food Program officials said was “on the verge of famine.”

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With New Weaponry, Ukraine Is Subtly Shifting Its War Strategy

Striking deep behind enemy lines, the Ukrainians are depleting Russia’s combat potential, slowing its advance in the east and creating new vulnerabilities in the south.

#crimea-ukraine, #dnipro-ukraine, #kherson-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Ukrainian Boy Starts a New Life Through Chess

After fleeing the war in Ukraine with his mother, Maksym Kryshtafor, 8, is using his passion for chess to help him assimilate into the United Kingdom.

#chess, #england, #great-britain, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant Raises Fears and Outrage

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “nuclear blackmail” as the two sides traded blame.

#belarus, #chernobyl-ukraine, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nuclear-energy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Greece’s Mitsotakis Fends Off Accusations His Government Spied on Rivals

Revelations that the cellphone of a top opposition politician was tapped have shaken the government and stoked concerns over just how widespread such surveillance is.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #greece, #international-relations, #new-democracy-greece, #pasok-panhellenic-socialist-movement, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #ukraine, #wireless-communications, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Serbia’s Leader Rejects Putin Label Amid Fears of Russian Meddling

President Aleksandar Vucic’s ties to Moscow raise awkward questions as the Kremlin appears to be stirring unrest in the Balkans to deflect attention from the war in Ukraine.

#dodik-milorad, #international-relations, #kosovo, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #ukraine, #vucic-aleksandar, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Shelling Threatens Ukrainian Nuclear Plant, and U.N. Pleads for Access

The chief U.N. nuclear monitor called for an immediate stop to fighting that risks a radiation disaster, as Russians and Ukrainians blamed each other for strikes dangerously close to the reactors.

#guterres-antonio, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nuclear-energy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #security-council-un, #ukraine, #united-nations, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine, #zaporizhzhia-power-plant-ukraine

Heavy Losses Leave Russia Short of Its Goal, U.S. Officials Say

The estimated deaths and injuries are stalling Russia’s progress in eastern Ukraine, military experts say, as fighting intensifies in the south.

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Rhythm of War: A Thunderous Blast, and Then a Coffee Break

This is a war fought in a cycle of opposites: bursts of chaos from outgoing and incoming shelling, and then long lulls in which soldiers undertake the most routine activities.

#bakhmut-ukraine, #bombs-and-explosives, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Erdogan and Putin: Complicated Relations With Mutual Benefits

Turkey needs Russian cash, gas and business as Erdogan looks to a dicey election and a new incursion in Syria, while Moscow needs friends to try to evade Western sanctions.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-sea, #currency, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #european-union, #grain, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #syria, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

How the War Changed a Kyiv Museum’s View of Its Past

Rather than try to illustrate the war directly, Ukrainian curators turned to older art that inspired new emotions.

#art, #kyiv-ukraine, #museums, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

How Some Ukrainians Are Starting Over

Ukrainians forced from their hometowns by Russia’s invasion find some solace, and success, setting up shop in a new city.

#bucha-ukraine, #cats, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #entrepreneurship, #kirill-chaolin, #lviv-ukraine, #mariupol-ukraine, #oksana-dudyk, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #serhii-stoian, #shopping-and-retail, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

From the Workshop to the War: Creative Use of Drones Lifts Ukraine

While Russia lacks an effective long-range strike drone, Ukraine’s experimentation has produced an array of inexpensive, plastic aircraft, jerry-rigged to drop grenades or other munitions.

#drones-pilotless-planes, #fedorov-mykhailo, #kyiv-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Explosions Rip Through Russian Base on Crimea

A senior Ukrainian official said his country’s forces were responsible, which Ukraine did not publicly confirm or deny. Russian officials said only that munitions had detonated.

#black-sea, #crimea-ukraine, #military-bases-and-installations, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

U.S. Signs Measure Giving Approval to Sweden and Finland’s Bid to Join NATO

The expansion of NATO has received overwhelming support among Democrats and Republicans in a deeply divided Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #finland, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sweden, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity

Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.

#discrimination, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In a Summer of Feints, Russia and Ukraine Try to Predict Enemy’s Next Move

Ukraine says that announcing a planned offensive on the southern front has paid off in the eastern Donbas region, as both sides deploy forces based on guessing each other’s next moves.

#bakhmut-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #donbas-ukraine, #kherson-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #slovyansk-ukraine, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

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

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.

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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.

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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

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

Giuliani Is Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges in Lobbying Inquiry

A federal investigation into Donald Trump’s former lawyer over his work in Ukraine during the 2020 campaign is winding down with no indictment expected.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #burisma-holdings-ltd, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firtash-dmitry-v, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #group-df, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #parnas-lev, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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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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

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

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

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

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

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