Oleg Sukhov

Oleg Sukhov

Oleg Sukhov is a political reporter at the Kyiv Independent. He is a former editor and reporter at the Moscow Times. He has a master's degree in history from the Moscow State University. He moved to Ukraine in 2014 due to the crackdown on independent media in Russia and covered war, corruption, reforms and law enforcement for the Kyiv Post.
Articles by Oleg Sukhov
City council: Over 10,000 people may die from ‘diseases and intolerable living conditions’ in Mariupol in 2022.

City council: Over 10,000 people may die from ‘diseases and intolerable living conditions’ in Mariupol in 2022.

Up to 170,000 people currently remain in Mariupol, the city council said. The Russian occupiers have turned the city into a “medieval ghetto”, and the number of casualties is expected to be high there, Mayor Vadym Boychenko said. “Our people are under lethal threat,” he said. “Therefore, a full evacuation ...
Moscow-linked bishop asks Putin to release Mariupol defenders.

Moscow-linked bishop asks Putin to release Mariupol defenders.

Metropolitan Onufry, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s Ukrainian branch, called on the Russian dictator to release them under the “extraction” procedure – a military term for relocating personnel out of a hostile environment. He urged Putin to show humanism to commemorate Easter and Victory Day and suggested that ...
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Transnistria becomes potential hotspot in Russia’s war

Moldova’s Russian-occupied Transnistria region is becoming a new focal point in Moscow’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  Tensions have been rising over the fate of the breakaway republic after several explosions have been reported in Transnistria, which local Russian-led authorities claimed were attacks by Ukraine. One theory is that Russia may ...
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Ukraine needs Western aircraft to put an end to massacre of civilians, achieve victory

Russia’s air force has proven insufficiently effective when it comes to crushing Ukrainian resistance. Despite heavily outnumbering Ukraine’s air force, Russia has failed to achieve total air supremacy, with the skies over Ukraine still being contested. And yet there is one aspect in which Russia’s air force, along with other ...
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Who is Viktor Medvedchuk and why his arrest is a big deal

On April 12, the Security Service of Ukraine captured the country’s most high-profile pro-Kremlin politician Viktor Medvedchuk, who had fled from house arrest in February after Russia launched its ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested exchanging Medvedchuk for Ukrainians held in Russian captivity.  Commenting on Zelensky’s offer, the ...
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Ukraine seeks security guarantees ‘stronger than NATO’s,’ outlines other terms for peace deal with Russia

Ukraine is seeking security guarantees that are stronger than NATO’s Article 5, David Arakhamia, the leader of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s faction in the parliament and head of the Ukrainian delegation during the ongoing peace negotiations with Russia, said on March 29. Arakhamia was speaking following a round of peace talks ...