Ukraine signals withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk as Russian forces close in

A Ukrainian service member in the industrial area of ​​the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine, on June 20.STRINGER/Reuters Ukraine was set to pull its troops from the ruined city of Sievierodonetsk after weeks of street fighting and bombardment, the regional governor said, in what would be a significant gain for Russia as it grinds out its … Read more

Moscow fumes over EU blockade of Baltic outpost, Ukraine battles for the east

In this file photo taken on March 25, 2022, a photo taken by Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondiuk is seen next to other photographs of Russia’s war in Ukraine as part of an exhibition at the railway station in Vilnius, Lithuania, where transit trains from Moscow to Kaliningrad make a stop over. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS … Read more

Port of Odesa hit by missile attack as Russian forces advance in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian tank during heavy fighting on the front line in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, on June 8.Oleksandr Ratushniak/The Associated Press Ukraine on Monday acknowledged difficulties in fighting in the east of the country as Russian forces captured territory along a front-line river and intensified pressure on two key cities ahead of an EU summit expected to … Read more

Ukrainian forces pull back as Russia presses assault on key eastern city

A police officer looks over a crater left by a missile strike on June 6, 2022, in Druzhkivka, Ukraine. The missile hit a residential neighborhood, killing one woman and damaging or destroying 80 buildings including a church.Scott Olson/Getty Images Ukrainian forces pulled back to the outskirts of the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday in … Read more

Zelensky says Ukraine will fight for all territory as battle rages for city of Sievierodonetsk

Smoke and dirt rise from shelling in the city of Sievierodonetsk during the fight between Ukrainian and Russian troops in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas on June 7, 2022.ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images Ukraine will fight to recover all its territory occupied by Russian forces, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday, as his troops struggled to … Read more

After fleeing to Latvia, exiled Russian deal with how to cut through the Kremlin’s propaganda

Thousands march in protest against Russia in Riga, Latvia, on May 20.Gints Ivuskans/The Globe and Mail Almost every independent Russian journalist had a breaking point this year. For the dwindling band of Russia-based writers at the online newspaper Meduza, it was a new law threatening a 15-year jail sentence for anyone publishing “false information” on … Read more

Russia tightens grip on Ukrainian city, raps US for supplying rockets

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols a village near the frontline in the Donetsk oblast region, eastern Ukraine.Bernat Armangue/The Associated Press Russian forces tightened their grip on an industrial Ukrainian city as part of their drive to control the eastern Donbas region and targeted rail links used to ferry in weapons from Kyiv’s Western allies as the … Read more

US to send ‘crucial’ precision rockets to Ukraine as Russian forces advance in east

In this April 16, 2022, file photo, Sievierodonetsk resident Viacheslav walks on debris from a residential building damaged by a military strike in Luhansk region, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues.SERHII NUZHNENKO/Reuters Russian forces on Wednesday pressed closer to the center of an industrial city in a drive to grab a swathe of eastern Ukraine, … Read more

Russia takes most of industrial city in eastern Ukraine

A Ukrainian artillery gunner adjusts his sights after firing on Russian troops a few miles away near the village of Vuhledar, in eastern Ukraine.FINBARR O’REILLY /The New York Times News Service Ukraine said on Tuesday that Russia had taken control of most of the eastern industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, a bombed-out wasteland whose capture Moscow … Read more

‘Everywhere you are told that Russia is good and Ukraine is bad’: A Toronto man’s crusade against China’s propaganda around the war in Ukraine

Terrence Shen says he had an awakening after arriving in Canada in 2004 to attend university. He began taking stock of all he had been taught by the Chinese Communist Party’s education system while growing up in Beijing and came to a conclusion: He’d been “cheated” by the government and education system in China, where … Read more