In the early morning of June 6, Russia blew up a major dam in the occupied part of southern Ukraine, causing a humanitarian and ecological crisis. The Kakhovka dam, located on the Dnipro River, is a major waterway running through southeastern Ukraine and the last of a series of six
Before Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 27-year-old engineer Maxim Sheremet was engaged in the manufacturing of commercial drones. He worked for the state defense company Ukroboronprom, a strategic manufacturer of weapons and military hardware in Ukraine, and later at Evolve Dynamics, a U.K. engineering company specializing in
In the final episode of “Did the War End?” the hosts reflect on Russia’s war against Ukraine six months in, discussing recent strikes on military sights in Russian-occupied Crimea and the hope they represent to end the occupation, as well as the biggest lessons they took away from living
After a five-month blockade of Ukrainian ports, the first ships carrying Ukrainian grain have finally started sailing to the rest of the world. Russia has historically used food as a weapon — and this time around, it’s no different. In this episode of "Did the War End?" we are joined
Russia’s war has made Ukraine one of the most mine-contaminated countries in the world. In this episode of "Did the War End?" we are joined by an expert to take a closer look at what would it take to demine Ukraine. The Kyiv Indie Podcasts · A Ticking Time Bomb
Often referred to as the first “TikTok war,” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks the first time a war of this scale has played out as millions of people track every move and development in almost real-time. In this episode, we are joined by two experts to discuss disinformation, content
With Russia currently occupying over 20% of Ukraine, many Ukrainians are risking their lives to escape to Ukraine-controlled territory. In this episode, we are joined by the Kyiv Independent’s Head of Investigations Anna Myroniuk, who shares the story of one family’s escape from Kherson Oblast. The Kyiv Indie
Picture this: You’re scrolling through eBay, ten years from now, maybe looking for some artwork to put up in your new apartment. You come across a painting you like…but it looks familiar. Really familiar. You look a little closer and you realize — you’ve seen this painting before.
Since Russia illegally annexed and occupied Crimea in 2014, nearly all forms of dissent on the peninsula have been crushed. Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has imposed a new layer of censorship as repressions have increased and ways of resisting have diminished. In this episode of “Did the War End?
Disinformation has been a part of Russia's geopolitical strategy since the establishment of the Russian Imperial Police in 1881. How has Russia weaponized information, from the 1800s, Soviet times, and all the way to today? In this episode of our podcast “Did the War End?” we discuss the evolution of
Throughout Russia's war, Ukrainians all over the country have shown remarkable courage, be it to help a stranger or save their loved ones. In this episode of our podcast “Did the War End?” we hear from one of those Ukrainians — Max — who drove from Kyiv to Mariupol in the middle
Azovstal, a steel plant in now Russian-occupied Mariupol, has become a symbol of Ukraine’s fierce resistance to the Russian invasion. Thousands of Ukrainian fighters defended the plant with little to no resources, refusing to surrender for nearly three months. In this episode of our podcast “Did the War End?
The early hours of Feb. 24, 2022 were not something any Ukrainian could have imagined. It was a very regular night. Then, millions of people across the country woke up to the sounds of explosions, as Russia began its full-scale attack on Ukraine, including its capital, Kyiv. In this episode
According to Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office, Russian forces fired at evacuation buses with civilians in Borova, a village in Kharkiv Oblast, on April 14.
The new package aims "to support Ukraine in this crucial phase while Russia’s illegal assault continues," according to Downing Street. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson also confirmed an additional $500 million in World Bank lending to Ukraine. The new aid is in addition to the $130 million package of military equipment announced on April 8.
Defense Ministry about reported Belgorod attack: Ukraine not responsible for catastrophes in Russia.
Following Russian claims that Ukraine attacked an oil depot in Russian Belgorod, Oleksandr Motuzianyk, Ukraine’s defense ministry spokesperson, neither confirmed nor denied it, adding that we've seen multiple accusations like that. He said that “Ukraine is conducting a defense operation to repel Russian armed aggression” on its territory, and it doesn't bear the responsibility for all “miscalculations, for all catastrophes, and all events” in Russia, Ukrainska Pravda reported.
Prosecutors general of the three countries signed an agreement to jointly work on collection, safe storage and rapid exchange of evidence of Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine, says Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.
Ukraine's General Staff said on March 24 that its forces had struck a large Russian amphibious assault ship in the port of Berdiansk, which is currently occupied by the Russian forces. Maxar's March 25 photos reveal "Russian Alligator-class landing ship that’s burned & partially submerged."
Stores, pharmacies, and gas stations will be closed. “Only vehicles with special permits can move around the city,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
According to Russian media RIA Novosti, Russia's defense ministry said the Ukrainian authorities must surrender the city by 5 a.m. on March 21. In exchange, Russia claims that it will open humanitarian corridors for civilians and disarmed Ukrainian soldiers.
Oligarch Roman Abramovich is among the intended targets, according to a draft seen by the Financial Times. The package also includes sanctions against Kremlin-owned enterprises and a prohibition on new investments in the Russian energy sector. The final text is expected to be adopted on March 14, according to the FT.
According to Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, a temporary ceasefire in the area will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On March 5, Russian forces broke the ceasefire to provide evacuation despite an agreement with Ukraine.
In the recent video address, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian forces had no success in any of the strategic directions. "Russia's missile and bomb strikes on Ukrainian cities are a recognition that they have failed to achieve anything significant on our land."
Since Russian dictator Vladimir Putin declared war against Ukraine, Russia destroyed hundreds of transport infrastructure facilities, homes, hospitals and kindergartens, killing over 2,000 people, according to the State Emergency Service.
Oleksandr Briukhanov, along with a few local officials, have been captured on suspicion of high treason for allegedly negotiating with Russian forces, according to Kharkiv Oblast governor Oleh Synehubov.
President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter. "They won’t be able to land in, take off or overfly the territory of the EU," she wrote. "Including the private jets of oligarchs."
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine agreed to negotiate with Russia to see what their side has to say and to communicate Ukraine's position. "We will be happy if the result of these negotiations is peace," he said."But, and I emphasize this again, we will not give up, we will not capitulate, we will not give away a centimeter of our territory."
Putin's order to put Russian nuclear deterrent forces on alert came shortly after it was announced that the two delegations were ready to meet, Dmytro Kuleba said. "But we will not succumb to this pressure."
During a phone call with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Zelensky agreed that the Ukrainian delegation would meet with the Russian delegation without preconditions on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border, near the Pripyat River.
Russia's attacks on civilian population and infrastructure have signs of genocide and merit an international tribunal, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address.
Ukraine’s Air Force reported the downing. “Welcome to hell,” the report reads.
Eyewitnesses reported that the artillery attacks against civilian homes have wounded multiple people and caused fires.