Ukraine’s Zelenskiy: allies finally delivering weapons Kyiv asked for

Agence France Presse 04/23/2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday said allies were finally delivering the weapons that Kyiv had asked for, adding the arms would help save the lives of thousands of people. In a late night video address, Zelenskiy…

Borodianka, a ruined town emerges after Russians leave

04/05/2022

BORODIANKA, Ukraine — Borodianka has been turned inside out. The buildings are flayed open, spilling clothing into the treetops. A trip along the long straight road through the modest Ukrainian town is now a procession of the grimly absurd.…

Russian retreat leaves trail of slain civilians in town near Kyiv

Reuters 04/03/2022

BUCHA, Ukraine  – Dead civilians still lay scattered over the streets of the Ukrainian country town of Bucha on Saturday, three days after the invading Russian army pulled back from its abortive advance on Kyiv to the southeast. The…

Russian journalist killed in Kyiv shelling

Agence France Presse 03/24/2022

KYIV — A Russian journalist for the investigative news outlet The Insider was killed when Russian troops shelled a residential neighborhood in the Ukrainian capital, the outlet said Wednesday, the latest reporter to die in war. Oksana…

On Kyiv’s eastern front, Ukrainians hold off Russian tanks

Agence France Presse 03/13/2022

SKYBYN,  Ukraine – Firing a constant barrage of artillery at the Russians, a troop of Ukrainian soldiers are keeping up morale: their shelling has so far stopped Moscow’s tanks entering Kyiv from the east.  And they hope that…

Battleground Ukraine: Day 14 of Russia’s invasion

Agence France Presse 03/10/2022

PARIS — On the 14th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces were encircling at least four major cities Wednesday as Kyiv braced for a possible assault. The capital remains under Ukrainian control but at increasing risk…

Death of a city

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 03/07/2022

Ten days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine the casualty count stands as follows: Ukraine military—1,500 killed in action (KIA); civilians—250 dead (these are UN figures); Russia’s defense ministry reports 500 KIA and 1,600 wounded. The highest-ranking…

Kyiv digs in for battle as fighting flares in areas nearby

Reuters 03/06/2022

KYIV — Ukrainian soldiers bolstered defenses around Kyiv on Sunday, digging trenches, blocking roads and liaising with civil defense units as Russian forces bombarded the surrounding areas and attacked towns and villages nearby. While the armed forces…

‘Immediately! Now!’: Terrified rush into Kyiv basements

Agence France Presse 02/27/2022

KYIV — It was hard to tell what scared the elderly women more: the piercing peal of air raid sirens or the terrified urgency of the Ukrainian soldier who ordered everyone to run for cover. “Everyone! Immediately!…

Ukraine through Filipino eyes

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 02/27/2022

In trying to understand momentous political events like the current crisis in Ukraine, it is always good to bear in mind that the situation on the ground and the perspective of ordinary people tend to be far…

Kyiv girds for assault, mayor says some Russians have entered

Reuters 02/25/2022

KYIV  – Russian missiles pounded Kyiv on Friday, families cowered in shelters and authorities told residents to prepare Molotov cocktails to defend Ukraine’s capital from an assault that the mayor said had already begun with saboteurs in the…

Russia’s Putin launches invasion of Ukraine

Agence France Presse 02/24/2022

KYIV — Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on Ukraine on Thursday with explosions heard across the country and its foreign minister warning a “full-scale invasion” was underway. Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of…

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