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This Week in Ukraine Ep. 5 – Everything we know about Ukrainian attacks inside Russia
“This Week in Ukraine” is a video podcast hosted by Kyiv Independent’s reporter Anastasiia Lapatina. Every week, Anastasiia sits down with her newsroom colleagues to discuss Ukraine’s most pressing issues. Episode #5 is dedicated to Ukrainian attacks deep behind enemy lines – on Russian soil, and in occupied Crimea.
Russian forces withdraw military equipment from depot in northern Crimea
The satellite imagery provided by Maxar Technologies shows that the depot used to store tanks, armored vehicles, and artillery, but was emptied at some point after Feb. 11.
Ukraine war latest: 'No alternative to Ukrainian victory,' Zelensky says at Munich Security Conference
Key developments on Feb. 17: * NATO, EU, Ukraine to hold first trilateral meeting on Feb. 21 * Nuland: US supports Ukraine striking targets in Russian-occupied Crimea * Minister: Russian sabotage of Kakhovka Reservoir may leave 1 million Ukrainians without water In his address to the attendees of the Munich Security Conference, President
Ex-Navy captain: Ukraine’s drone attack in Sevastopol ‘has no equivalent in the history of naval warcraft’
In the early hours of Oct. 29, the famous naval harbor of Sevastopol in occupied Crimea, home to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, was rocked by a series of mysterious explosions. Details were scarce at first, but with the coming of dawn, remarkable footage was released of sleek, black maritime
In the shadow of war, Kremlin continues terrorizing Crimean Tatars
They usually come at four or five in the morning. Men in uniform and with guns pull up in large vehicles. The dogs start barking. The family wakes up, knowing exactly what is about to happen. The house is searched. Phones and computers are taken away. And so is the
Explosion reported at Crimean Bridge, Russia blames Ukraine
Ukrainian media reported that a fire broke out at the Crimean Bridge — the strategic bridge that connects Russia with the occupied Crimea peninsula — at around 7 a.m. on Oct. 8. The fire has already been eliminated, the Russian state news agency TASS reported. TASS said that the traffic on
Crimean Tatars dream of their homeland’s liberation as Ukraine strikes back in the south
In August, Russia's war against Ukraine returned to where it all started, to Crimea. Starting with the attack on the Saky air base in Novofedorivka on Aug. 9 that destroyed around a dozen Russian fighter aircraft, military targets were hit on a regular basis on the peninsula over the next
Did the War End? Ep. 5: Inside Occupied Crimea - Resistance in the Face of Oppression
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?
Anna Myroniuk: I lost my home to Putin once. Now it can happen again
'The threat of Russia’s invasion might be new for most of Ukraine. To millions of natives of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, it is a flashback to what we went through eight years ago.'
Crimean Tatar traditional ornament added to UNESCO heritage list
UNESCO added Örnek, the traditional ornament of Ukraine’s Crimean Tatar minority and its lore to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, on Dec. 16. “This is a clear victory for Ukraine. After all, it clearly shows that the culture of Crimea is extraordinary and needs to
Security Service arrests 13 Russian planes for flying to Crimea illegally
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) placed an arrest on 13 passenger planes belonging to Russian company Smartavia Airlines because these aircraft were used to illegally fly to occupied Crimea. The SBU published an announcement on Dec. 6. The move starts the process that could lead to limiting where these
Russian authorities arrest 31 Crimean Tatars in occupied peninsula
They were detained on the evening of Nov. 23 after gathering near a detention center, waiting for the release of Crimean lawyer Edem Semedlyaev. Semedlyaev spent 12 days behind bars for refusing to stop audio recording police while they were arresting other Crimean Tatars in October. The detainees included 10