In footage released by the Kremlin on New Year’s Eve, President Vladimir V. Putin is seen chatting with soldiers, exhorting them: “We can’t give up anything. We must only fight, only keep going.” He then adds: “Of course, there is still much that needs to be done.” As winter sets in and the one-year anniversary […]
In one of their deadliest attacks yet on Russian forces, Ukrainians used American-made rockets to kill dozens — and perhaps hundreds — of Moscow’s troops in a New Year’s Day strike behind the lines, prompting outraged Russian war hawks to accuse their military of lethal incompetence. The strike by the HIMARS rockets killed 63 Russian […]
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 […]
Returning to liberated towns, Ukrainians find destruction on a staggering scale, vital services cut, and the prospect of a lethal winter ahead.
Russians are leaving the southern city of Enerhodar, Ukrainian officials said, raising doubts over Moscow’s ability to retain control of the neighboring Zaporizhzhia nuclear facility.
Some younger Russians expressed sadness about the missile strikes in civilian areas, but were not ready to put the blame squarely on the Kremlin.
Tens of thousands of men have ended up in places like Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet territory, that normally see few refugees but are willing to take them.
In the Kremlin-controlled news media, the war is not about Ukraine, but about a long history of enemies trying to keep Russia down.
NIKOPOL, Ukraine — Along most of the front line in Russia’s war in Ukraine, when one side lets loose with an artillery attack, the other shoots back. But not in Nikopol, a city deep in southern farm country where the Ukrainian military faces a new and vexing obstacle as it prepares for a major counteroffensive: […]