Tag: Bakhmut (Ukraine)

Maps: Where Ukraine Is Fighting to Hold Back Russian Onslaught

Ukraine is engaged in a desperate fight to hold back the Russian onslaught. Russian forces captured the longtime Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka before dawn on Saturday, Moscow’s first major battlefield gain since it took Bakhmut last May. But across the entire 600-mile long front, Ukraine is short on ammunition without renewed American military assistance, and […]

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Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky Takes Over at a Fraught Time for Ukraine’s Military

Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky, who was appointed commander of the Ukrainian military on Thursday, led two successful counteroffensives in the war against Russia before his troops became bogged down in one of the most contentious and costly battles of the conflict. It was a strung-out, vicious spell of urban combat in the eastern city of Bakhmut […]

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Coming of Age During the War in Ukraine

Oct. 24, 2023 The years of young adulthood are often associated with opening horizons. Making friends. Having adventures. The first independent steps into work, or study, or love. For many young Ukrainians, though, war with Russia has upended that reality, replacing it with danger and death, depression and dislocation. In these photographs and interviews, six […]

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‘Always Under Fire’: On the Battlefield With Ukraine’s Elite Troops

Photographs by Tyler Hicks By Marc Santora Marc Santora traveled with Ukrainian air assault brigades in eastern Ukraine. Tyler Hicks has documented the war from locations all along the front line. Oct. 11, 2023 On patrol on a ruined street in a ruined city in a ruined corner of eastern Ukraine, a sprawling war is […]

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Zelensky’s Visit Reveals Strategy Divide Between Ukraine and U.S.

Ukraine will retake the fiercely contested eastern city of Bakhmut from Russia by the end of the year, President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted during his visit to Washington, an assertion that shows the gulf between Kyiv and American war planners who believe that Ukraine should be focusing more on the south. Mr. Zelensky, at a meeting […]

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From Kupiansk to Kherson, Diverse Battlefields Make Up the War in Ukraine

Along the southern reaches of the Dnipro River, Ukrainian forces are staging amphibious assaults on Russian positions across the river from around the city of Kherson, forcing Russia to deploy already-stretched units to prevent Ukraine from gaining a foothold on the eastern bank. Nearly 1,000 miles to the north, it’s the Russians who are on […]

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