Ukrainian authorities over the weekend stepped up calls for civilians to evacuate Kupiansk, a town just miles from the front line in the Kharkiv region of northeast Ukraine that has come under relentless Russian shelling. Ukrainian troops drove Russian forces out of much of the Kharkiv region when they mounted a rapid counteroffensive in September […]
Mr. Byford, who was revered as “Train Daddy” during his tenure as the chief of the New York City subway, said he would move back to the United States.
The Ukrainian military said Russian soldiers were demoralized and redoubled calls for them to surrender. The claims could not be verified but showed how Kyiv was hoping its recent advances could turn the tide in the war.
Kyiv is seeking to disrupt Russian supply lines and isolate its forces, in what military analysts say could be the start of a broad counteroffensive.