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A rare glimpse into covert arms sales world: How Western companies make a fortune on brokering deals for Ukraine

A rare glimpse into covert arms sales world: How Western companies make a fortune on brokering deals for Ukraine

by Anna Myroniuk

Editor’s Note: This story is a collaborative project of the Kyiv Independent (Ukraine), Eesti Ekspress (Estonia), Die Welt (Germany), Lighthouse Reports, and The Investigative Desk (the Netherlands). Top findings: * Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine had driven arms prices times up * High demand has allowed some private brokers that secure

Ukraine war latest: Search for survivors ends in Dnipro

Ukraine war latest: Search for survivors ends in Dnipro

by Thaisa Semenova

Key developments on Jan. 17: * Controversial advisor to Zelensky resigns after false claims on Dnipro missile attack * UK Defense Ministry backs claims that Moscow used inaccurate missile for Dnipro strike * 19 people are still missing, but the State Emergency Service doesn't expect to find more survivors. Three days after a

Ukraine war latest: Russia sends conscripts in combat zones as Ukrainian military conducts counterattacks in Soledar

Ukraine war latest: Russia sends conscripts in combat zones as Ukrainian military conducts counterattacks in Soledar

by Thaisa Semenova

Key developments on Jan. 12: * Russia will likely try to reach the "administrative borders" of Donetsk Oblast soon, General Staff believes * Ukrainian military says strike kills over 100 Russian soldiers in Soledar * Satellite imagery shows magnitude of destruction in salt-mining town near Bakhmut. As fierce fighting in and around Bakhmut

Ukraine war latest: Putin says he wants 36-hour ceasefire, Zelensky says Russia doesn't want real truce

Ukraine war latest: Putin says he wants 36-hour ceasefire, Zelensky says Russia doesn't want real truce

by Thaisa Semenova

Key developments on Jan. 5: * Putin says he wants 'Orthodox Christmas ceasefire.' * Zelensky, Biden express skepticism over truce offer. * General Staff says Russian troops focus efforts on capturing Donetsk Oblast. * Russian troops continue arriving in Belarus, the country's Defense Ministry reports. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he ordered his

Ukraine war latest: New graves in Mariupol; Zelensky meets Duda; US to transfer Russian oligarch assets to Ukraine

Ukraine war latest: New graves in Mariupol; Zelensky meets Duda; US to transfer Russian oligarch assets to Ukraine

by Thaisa Semenova

Key developments on Dec. 22: * Associated Press discovers over 10,000 new graves in Russian-occupied Mariupol * Zelensky meets with Polish President in Rzeszów on return from historic trip to US * US Congress approves amendment to transfer seized assets of Russian oligarchs to Ukraine * Putin calls Patriot missile systems 'outdated' after

Ukraine war latest: Russia bombards Ukraine’s infrastructure after European Parliament declares it 'state sponsor of terrorism’

Ukraine war latest: Russia bombards Ukraine’s infrastructure after European Parliament declares it 'state sponsor of terrorism’

by Thaisa Semenova

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.

Ukraine war latest: Kherson under Russian fire after liberation

Ukraine war latest: Kherson under Russian fire after liberation

by Thaisa Semenova

Key developments on Nov. 21: * Russia has lost over 8,000 units of military equipment since Feb. 24. * Polish prosecutors won’t allow Ukraine to join the investigation of the Przewodow blast, Polish media outlet Rzeczpospolita reports. * Russian forces strike civilian infrastructure in liberated Kherson on Nov. 21, one person

How protests in Iran may affect war in Ukraine

How protests in Iran may affect war in Ukraine

by Anastasiia Lapatina

Iran has played a key role in Russia’s recent attempts to terrorize Ukraine. As Russian front-line advances are failing, the Kremlin has been launching massive attacks on critical civilian infrastructure across Ukraine using Iranian-made drones. “The whole world will know that the Iranian regime is helping Russia to continue

How likely is Putin to nuke Ukraine?

How likely is Putin to nuke Ukraine?

by Illia Ponomarenko

When Russia’s Vladimir Putin is in trouble, he threatens to start a global nuclear holocaust. The Russian president has a long history of nuclear brinksmanship, always implicit in his rhetoric yet never manifesting in reality. And now, as his war of conquest in Ukraine is failing, Putin is again

Russia steps up missile attacks, killing dozens across Ukraine

Russia steps up missile attacks, killing dozens across Ukraine

by Asami Terajima

Russian missile attacks hit several regions of Ukraine on the morning of July 11, killing dozens and damaging or destroying homes and infrastructure. Attacks were reported in Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, and Odesa oblasts. In Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, Russian missile strikes resulted in a total of at least six

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Tusk rules out sending Patriots to Ukraine.

Poland cannot transfer any Patriot systems to Ukraine as it lacks reserves of its own, but will provide other forms of assistance in terms of air defense, Prime Minister Donald Tusk told reporters on April 22.
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Russia claims to have captured Novomykhailivka, Ukraine denies.

The situation in Novomykhailivka in Donetsk Oblast is "tense but under control," Yaroslav Chepurnyi, spokesperson of the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade told the Kyiv Independent on April 22, after Russia claimed to have captured the village earlier in the day.
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