Smoke rises near the badly damaged Antonivsky Bridge in Kherson as Russian and Ukrainian troops exchanged artillery fire on Monday.Credit…Lynsey Addario for The New York Times KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian and Russian forces traded fire on Monday from across the broad expanse of the Dnipro River that now divides them after Russia’s retreat from the […]
When Gen. Sergey Surovikin was appointed the overall commander of Russian forces in Ukraine a month ago, the Kremlin’s cheerleaders in the media lauded him as exactly the kind of severe warrior needed to bring order to the stumbling invasion. “General Armageddon,” some called him. The general appeared on national television in a rather different […]
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russian did not address the announced withdrawal, letting others do the talking.Credit…Pool photo by Sergej Bobylev Many of the Russian cheerleaders of the invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday cast the defense minister’s order to withdraw from Kherson City as a monumental defeat — Moscow’s most devastating, according to one of […]
“In terms of the ultimate status of Crimea, that will be something to be negotiated or discussed between the Ukrainians and the Russians, but Crimea is Ukraine,” Colin H. Kahl, the Pentagon’s under secretary for policy, said on Tuesday. Ukrainian military advances on Crimea, though a distant prospect for now, would stoke concern in Washington […]
BALAKLIYA, Ukraine — The signs of desperation were everywhere. Abandoned military vehicles. Cans of food and dishes left on tables. Mail scattered on office floors. Clothes left hanging on lines. This is how the Russian army left the town of Balakliya in northeastern Ukraine, in a sign of a frantic, chaotic withdrawal as the Ukrainian […]
The Ukrainian military was poised to advance on still more towns held by Moscow after days of fighting that have reshaped the war.