Tag: Kherson (Ukraine)

Ukrainian Marines on ‘Suicide Mission’ in Crossing the Dnipro River

There was a faint tremor in the marine’s voice as he recounted the murderous fighting on the east bank of the Dnipro River, where he was wounded recently. “We were sitting in the water at night and we were shelled by everything,” the marine, Maksym, said. “My comrades were dying in front of my eyes.” […]

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U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Ukraine in Show of Support

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III visited the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Monday, vowing support for government at a time when progress in the war against Russia as well as U.S. military aid have both stalled. Mr. Austin was greeted by the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget A. Brink, according to a photograph he […]

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For Bloodied Ukrainian City, River Crossings Offer Small Hope of Relief

It was just after 1 p.m. when the first of three artillery shells shrieked past Maryna Korifadze’s bomb shelter in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, landing nearby with a bone-rattling crump. Her regular crowd of neighbors, some with children in tow, shuffled down the basement stairs and into the bunker. They sat on benches […]

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Some Ukrainians Helped the Russians. Their Neighbors Sought Revenge.

When I asked Bilozerkans about the types of collaborators they knew, I heard a taxonomy: There were the older Soviet nostalgists, usually pensioners, who missed what they remembered as the stability and pride of life in the U.S.S.R. and believed Putin could recreate it; there were the “zombies,” the people who lapped up Russian propaganda, […]

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As Fighting Rages, Ukraine Takes Its Battle to the Diplomatic Arena

Dozens of countries met for a second day on Sunday at a forum in Malta intended to rally support for Ukraine and to encourage countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia that have taken a neutral stance in the conflict there not to side with Russia. Countries sent national security advisers to the Ukraine Peace […]

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Amid Intense Fighting, Ukraine Orders Evacuation of Children

The Ukrainian government has ordered the evacuation of hundreds of children in shattered villages across southern Ukraine, and is sending police door to door to convince parents that it is time to escape the widespread Russian shelling in the region. Officials are also evacuating children in eastern Ukraine, where Russian forces are launching some of […]

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New Evidence Found of Rape and Torture by Russian Forces in Ukraine

A United Nations commission has found new evidence that Russian forces committed war crimes in Ukraine, including deliberate killings, rape and the removal of Ukrainian children, according to a report released on Friday. Victim testimonies also asserted the systematic and widespread use of torture in several Russian detention facilities, the report said. Drawing on more […]

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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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