Russian war crimes extend beyond human suffering. The environmental impact of this war might take Ukraine decades to recover. Officials have already labeled this destruction of nature as "ecocide." So, what exactly is ecocide? Find out in our explainer.
Episode #20 of our weekly video podcast “This Week in Ukraine” is dedicated to civilian life in Donbas amidst daily Russian attacks.
'That's it, it's death, guys.' What we know about Russia's killing of 2 Ukrainian teenagers in occupied Berdiansk
On the evening of June 24, 16-year-olds Tihran Ohannisian and Mykyta Khanhanov went for a walk in their hometown of Berdiansk, a Russian-occupied city in Ukraine’s southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The two got some street food, saw some friends, and discussed how they would celebrate Khanhanov's 17th birthday the next
Ukraine war latest: Russian missile strike on Dnipro kills 2 as Zelensky says Ukraine doing best to procure air defense
Key developments on May 26: * Governor: Russian missile strike on Dnipro clinic kills 2, injures 31 * Kyiv braces 13th air assault since the beginning of May; no casualties reported * Zelensky says Ukraine doing best to procure air defense following the latest Dnipro missile strike * Local authorities: 128 children evacuated from
Ukraine war latest: Russia intensifies Bakhmut assault; 2-year-old killed in Russian missile strike (GRAPHIC)
Editor's note: This story contains graphic images that some readers may find uncomfortable. Key developments on April 14: * UK Defense Ministry: Russia 're-energized' assault on Bakhmut as the Kremlin and Wagner improve cooperation * Ukrainian army rejects Russia's claim of being surrounded in Bakhmut, says fierce fighting continues on the streets
SNIHURIVKA, Mykolaiv Oblast — Early on Feb. 24, as Russian missiles started falling on Ukraine, a few human rights activists started a WhatsApp chat – right as they were sitting in bomb shelters. The next day, the chat transformed into a human rights coalition aimed at protecting those affected by Russian aggression
VYSHHOROD, Kyiv Oblast – A rocket blast that struck a four-story residential building in Vyshhorod on Nov. 23 was so powerful that it ripped off balconies, leaving the windowless rooms open to the cold November weather. The massive crater in front of the building left no doubt about the intensity of
Ukraine war latest: Russia bombards Ukraine’s infrastructure after European Parliament declares it 'state sponsor of terrorism’
Key developments on Nov. 23: * Interior Ministry reports Russia's bombardment of Ukraine kills ten on Nov. 23. * Attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure cause power outages in neighboring Moldova. * Ukraine returns 36 POWs, including Azovstal defenders, from Russian captivity. Russia launched yet another large-scale missile attack all over Ukraine on Nov.
Like many other villages in northern Ukraine, Lukashivka was among the first to take the brunt of Russia's full-scale invasion. For almost the entire month of March, its residents lived under shelling and occupation as the Russian army was destroying their homes and killing their neighbors.
Key developments on Nov. 7: * Ukraine repels attacks near eight settlements over past day. * Over 4.5 million people have no access to electricity due to Russian attacks, Zelensky says * Satellite images show over 1,500 new graves near occupied Mariupol, BBC reports. Ukraine has received long-anticipated Western air defense
Key developments on Nov. 4: * Russia’s attacks kill 8, injure 14 in Donetsk Oblast. * Almost 500,000 households in Kyiv left without electricity. * Number of unemployed in Ukraine to reach 2.6 million by 2023, says Economy Ministry. * Russia drafts 318,000 men for its war against Ukraine, according
Editor’s Note: The name of the person interviewed by the Kyiv Independent for this story has been changed to protect his identity as he has shared sensitive information that could place him and his family in danger. “If Russia orders us to invade the entire galaxy, we will,” the
Editor’s Note: The names of the people interviewed by the Kyiv Independent for this story have been changed to protect their identity as they have shared sensitive information that could place them and their families in danger. Stepan didn’t see daylight for nearly four months. Since mid-February, even
MYKOLAIV — Russia continues to bombard residential areas of Mykolaiv, Ukraine’s major shipbuilding city 50 kilometers west of the front line. At 9.45 a.m., on July 29, Russian cluster munition killed at least five people and injured at least seven more. Those killed and injured were standing in
VINNYTSIA – Of the more than 100 people who sought medical attention at the local hospital after Russian missiles struck the central Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia on July 14, Tetyana Drobotyn was looking for just one, her husband. “It was just a mess. Doctors were performing CPR right in the hallway,
VINNYTSIA – Andrii Artymovych felt that he needed a lazy start to his day. The 34-year-old IT specialist spent the day working from home in bed with his laptop. That decision nearly cost him his life. An hour into his slow morning, Artymovych heard a loud noise. The sound of warplanes
Families flee Russian occupation in southern Ukraine: ‘I thought I would never see my daughter again’
Editor's Note: The village of Vysokopillia, Kherson Oblast, was reported to have been liberated on Sept. 4. Most of Ukraine's southern Kherson Oblast was occupied by Russia in the early days of the all-out war. KRYVYI RIH, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast – Olena Butiaeva could never have imagined the only wish she would