Key developments on Dec. 8: * Investigation reveals scheme to steal money from volunteers on drone purchases * Germany hands over shells, drones, other equipment in latest delivery to Ukraine * Ambassador: Russia holds 500 Ukrainian medical workers captive * Russian strike on Dnipropetrovsk Oblast kills 1, injures 8 Alleged scammers may have stolen
Standing at an intersection just outside Russian-occupied Donetsk in the town of Marinka two years ago felt bittersweet. I could see the curtains in the windows of a nine-story residential building with my naked eye a few kilometers in the distance. The huge antenna tower I still remember standing next
Key developments on Dec. 4: * SBU: Russian ammunition depot in occupied Luhansk Oblast destroyed by drone strike * Media: Zelensky 'bypassing' Zaluzhnyi in communication with some commanders * UK Defense Ministry: Russia lost estimated 320,000 troops in Ukraine * Russian official confirms death of Russian general in Ukraine * White House: US to
In the early days of the full-scale invasion as Russian troops were occupying large swaths of territory outside of Kyiv, one local village resident was relieved to see what he thought were Ukrainian troops. The resident, Ivan Drozd, shouted the common Ukrainian salute "Slava Ukraini!" (Glory to Ukraine!) to the
Key developments on Dec. 3: * Ukraine investigates Russian troops allegedly executed 2 Ukrainian POWs * Tarnavskyi: Russian forces have intensified infantry activity on the southeastern front line * Russian attack on Kherson kills 2, injures 7 * Official: Russia has lost over 7,200 troops, 530 pieces of hardware over past week Russian
Russian forces have reduced the number of airstrikes against Ukraine but intensified infantry activity on the southeastern front line, General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of the Tavria Group, reported on Dec. 3.
Over 500 settlements in a dozen Ukrainian regions experienced power outages due to bad weather, and over 400 more lost power due to Russian attacks and equipment disturbances, the Energy Ministry reported on Dec. 3.
Kyiv Police dismissed the claim of Oleksandr Dubinsky, a lawmaker charged with treason, who said on Dec. 2 that he had been beaten and injured at a pre-trial detention facility.
Russian troops killed two Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered as prisoners of war (POW) in Donetsk Oblast, the Strategic Communications Directorate of Ukraine’s Armed Forces confirmed on the evening of Dec. 2.
Russian forces injured three civilians, attacking over 100 settlements in 10 regions over the past day, regional officials and the Ukrainian military reported on Dec. 3.
This number includes 930 casualties Russian forces suffered over the past day, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on Dec. 3
Key developments on Dec. 1: * Russia's war enters new phase with winter complicating operations, says Zelensky * Zelensky says he's ready to hold elections, but most Ukrainians are against it * SBU reportedly blows up cargo train in Russia's east * Russia increases sabotage attempts in Ukraine’s northeast, Border Guard reports * Swiss
Emergency Service workers restored power supply in Kyiv neighborhoods affected by Russian overnight kamikaze drone attacks, the Kyiv City Military Administration reported on Nov. 25.
Russian forces have reduced the number of airstrikes against Ukraine, but their infantry's activity remains high, General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of the Tavria Group fighting on the southeastern front lines, reported on Nov. 25.
UK Defense Ministry: Russia likely aiming to fix ‘logistical problems’ for winter maritime missile strikes on Ukraine
The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s ability to use its Novorossiysk naval base to reload vessels with cruise missiles is likely to become a significant factor in the fleet’s operational effectiveness, the U.K. Defense Ministry said in its intelligence update on Nov. 25.
Russia's large-scale attack on Ukraine overnight on Nov. 25, which coincided with the Holodomor Memorial Day, was "deliberate terror," President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Russian forces attacked Kherson Oblast 100 times over the past day, killing a civilian and injuring three others, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on Nov. 25.
Russia has lost 323,760 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on Nov. 25.
The number of people injured in Russia's Nov. 25 attack on Ukraine, which predominantly targeted Kyiv and was the largest drone attack on the capital since the start of the full-scale war, has risen to five people, Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klitschko reported.
Ukraine shot down 74 of the 75 drones launched by Russia in yet another massive Russian attack against Ukraine on the morning of Nov. 25, the Air Force reported.
When the expert committee at the Ukrainian Society of the Deaf was working on de-Russifying the word “thank you” after the start of the full-scale war, there was the suggestion to leave it be, Tetiana Kryvko, the society’s deputy head, tells the Kyiv Independent. Before Russia’s full-scale invasion,
Ukraine war latest: Germany delivers over 20 Marders; Military reports destroying 80% of Russian hardware near Avdiivka
Key developments on Nov. 22: * Germany delivers over 20 Marder armored vehicles to Ukraine * EU sends tranche of 1.5 billion euros in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine * Military reports destroying almost 80% of Russian equipment near Avdiivka * North Macedonia secretly trains Ukrainian soldiers * Ukrainian military: Dozens of Russian marines killed
Key developments on Nov. 20: * Ukraine retrieves 94 bodies of fallen soldiers * US announces $100 million military aid package for Ukraine * US Defense Secretary meets Zelensky in unannounced visit to Kyiv * Japanese delegation pledges $175 million for reconstruction U.S. President Joe Biden has approved a new military aid package
Key developments on Nov. 19: * Zelensky replaces Medical Forces Commander * Ukrainian teenager deported to Russia returns to Ukraine * Explosion reported in Russian-occupied Melitopol * Russian attacks on Kherson injure 6, including 2 kids * Defense Ministry: Russia has lost 7,000 troops over past week President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Medical Forces commander
Svitlana Samuliak, a Ukrainian athlete, won three gold medals at the World Junior Championships in Mexico's Guadalajara Weightlifting Forum. Samuliak, 20, won medals in the women's weightlifting 59 kilograms category.
Russian attacks caused a blackout for around 2,000 families in Odesa Oblast, the DTEK energy company reported on Nov. 18.
Russian forces intensified ground attacks against Avdiivka and surrounding settlements in early October, in an attempt to encircle the town. The campaign has been supported by heavy shelling and air strikes, which continue to inflict casualties among civilian residents.
Governor Oleksandr Prukudin said Russian forces fired 577 rounds using artillery, mortars, tanks, grenade launchers, drones, and jets. Kherson, the regional capital, was attacked 26 times, according to the report.
Key developments on Nov. 13: * Ukrainska Pravda writes several top commanders to lose their jobs, defense ministry denies ‘some media reports’ * Russian shelling of downtown Kherson kills 2, injures 10 * Training center for Ukrainian F-16 pilots opens in Romania * Pistorius confirms plan to double Germany's military aid to Ukraine for
The U.S. is directly targeting Russia’s ability to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the first time, which could disrupt global energy markets — something Washington has so far looked to avoid, the Financial Times reported on Nov. 12.
Russian forces have intensified their assaults near occupied Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast as they attempt to take control of nearby positions, Ground Forces Commander Oleksandr Syrskyi reported on Nov. 12.