Support our war crimes investigations unit Support
Skip to content

News Feed

2:38 AM
Russian forces shelled nine communities in Sumy Oblast on May 28, firing close to 50 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Telegram.
10:36 PM
The Russian military heavily shelled the Kupiansk district of Kharkiv Oblast on May 28, the State Emergency Service reported. As a result of the attack, a 74-year old woman suffered shrapnel wounds in the village of Kucherivka.
Want to partner with the Kyiv Independent?
Contact the Tellers Agency to connect your brand with independent media.
5:08 PM
“The Air Defense Forces of Ukraine. You heard the air raid alarm differently than most people,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the aftermath of Russia's overnight attack on Kyiv on May 28. “You look up to destroy enemy missiles, aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Every time you shoot down enemy drones and missiles, lives are saved.”
Ukraine Daily
News from
Ukraine in your
1:35 PM
The bill includes a complete ban on trade with Iran, investments, and transferring technologies, as well as stopping Iranian transit across the Ukrainian territory, and preventing the withdrawal of Iranian assets from Ukraine.
7:01 AM
Kyiv's air defenses shot down over 40 drones Russia launched at the capital overnight on May 28, in what the Kyiv City Military Administration says was the largest drone attack on the city since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion.

watch us on facebook

Edit post

Russian court arrests Ukrainian intelligence chief in absentia over Crimean Bridge explosion

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 21, 2023 4:37 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

A Russian court has arrested in absentia Ukrainian military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov for what they deemed the "terrorist attack" on the Kerch Bridge, Russian state media wrote on April 21.

Budanov is accused of the "creation of a terrorist community," the "attempt to implement an act of terrorism by a group of persons by prior agreement," the "illegal acquisition of weapons by a group of persons," and "the illegal acquisition of explosive devices by a group of persons," Russian state media wrote.

On Oct. 8, there was an explosion on the bridge that connects Russia with the occupied Crimean peninsula. Kyiv has repeatedly called the bridge an illegal construction and a legitimate military target.

Russia's proxies in Crimea blamed Ukraine for the attack. Kyiv didn't officially respond to the accusations. However, multiple Ukrainian officials hinted at Ukraine's involvement, with President Volodymyr Zelensky saying later that day that it was "cloudy in Crimea."

According to Russian state media, Budanov is suspected of involvement in the explosion and has been put on an international wanted list, with Russia calling for his extradition.

In late December, Budanov said in an interview that Ukraine will liberate the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula through a combination of military force and diplomacy.

Ukraine war latest: Stoltenberg declares ‘Ukraine’s rightful place’ in NATO, Zelensky demands to know timeframe and ‘concrete steps’
Key developments on April 20: * Stoltenberg meets Zelensky in Kyiv, says ‘Ukraine’s rightful place is in NATO’ * Zelensky demands to know timeframe, ‘concrete steps’ needed for NATO membership * Southern military command: Russia received new batch of Iranian Shahed drones * Air Force: Ukraine e…

Editors' Picks

Support us

Enter your email to subscribe

Please, enter correct email address


* indicates required
* indicates required


* indicates required
* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.