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The U.S. military is ready to send Ukraine some of its long-range Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) armed with cluster munitions once U.S. President Joe Biden approves the transfer, Bloomberg reported on Oct. 3, citing the U.S. military's chief weapons buyer.
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Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Russia's state censor to track Putin memes with help of AI

Investigative Stories from Ukraine: Russia's state censor to track Putin memes with help of AI

by Anna Myroniuk, Alexander Khrebet

Welcome to Investigative Stories from Ukraine, the Kyiv Independent's newsletter that walks you through the most prominent Ukrainian and Ukraine-focused investigations of the past week. If you are fond of in-depth journalism that exposes war crimes, corruption and abuse of power across state organizations in Ukraine and beyond, subscribe to

Even after sanctions, Russian economy can pay for war

Even after sanctions, Russian economy can pay for war

by Oleg Sukhov

The Russian economy has faced unprecedented sanctions since the Kremlin launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The latest events – the West's embargo on seaborn oil and price cap on Russian oil sales worldwide – are seen as a blow to the Russian economy, whose backbone is the energy

Russian hawks criticize regime's war effort as Putin raises stakes

Russian hawks criticize regime's war effort as Putin raises stakes

by Oleg Sukhov

Since launching the full-scale war against Ukraine, hardliners became the backbone of Vladimir Putin's regime. Russian officials, propagandists, and "military experts" have all been actively promoting Russia's land grab. Yet, the Kremlin's defeat in Kharkiv Oblast turned Russia's pro-war camp against its leader. Now, it looks like the Russian president

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: Winners and losers of Russia’s war

Oksana Bashuk Hepburn: Winners and losers of Russia’s war

by Oksana Bashuk Hepburn

The unprovoked war that Russia unleashed on Ukraine has far-reaching consequences. If he wins, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin will be elevated to godhood. Russia’s false historic claims to entitlements will explode. Its global propaganda machine will spin arrogant superiority sans pareil to push Russia-style dictatorship even further on countries

A coup against Putin: Wishful thinking or a real possibility?

A coup against Putin: Wishful thinking or a real possibility?

by Oleg Sukhov

Ukrainian intelligence has claimed that a coup is being prepared against Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Although such intelligence claims may be dubious, analysts can assess the possibility of a coup d’etat by taking into account the economic and political situation in Russia. Some of them argue that a coup

What will the invasion of Ukraine bring for Russia?

What will the invasion of Ukraine bring for Russia?

by Oleg Sukhov

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the ensuing economic crisis caused by Western sanctions have already transformed Russia. The country's economy is expected to shrink by 20% in the second quarter and by around 3.5% for the full year following intensified sanctions, JPMorgan said on Feb. 28. However, analysts

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