Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?
Vladimir Putin
Talking point

Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?

Boris Johnson describes Ukraine invasion as a ‘crazy, macho war’
29 Jun 2022
How will the Ukraine war end?
Workers clear the rubble of the Amstor mall in Kremenchuk, the day after it was hit by a Russian missile strike
Today’s big question

How will the Ukraine war end?

Russian forces are inching closer to capturing the Donbas region – now Moscow’s primary objective
28 Jun 2022
Is Ukraine’s retreat from Severodonetsk a turning point in the war?
Severodonetsk
Talking point

Is Ukraine’s retreat from Severodonetsk a turning point in the war?

The city has seen heavy fighting as Moscow’s forces aim to control the entire Donbas
28 Jun 2022
Will Ukraine join the EU?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference in Kyiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Ukraine join the EU?

Kyiv has long coveted membership as it seeks to ‘escape the yoke of Russian colonialism’
23 Jun 2022
Are we heading for World War Three?
Ukrainian soldiers patrol on the frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
In Depth

Are we heading for World War Three?

Putin threatens to deploy Russia’s latest intercontinental ballistic missiles by the end of the year
23 Jun 2022
Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important
Snake Island
Getting to grips with . . .

Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important

Tiny Black Sea outpost could hold key to avoiding global food shortage
22 Jun 2022
Will Britain have to fight Russia?
British troops take part in a Nato exercise
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Britain have to fight Russia?

New chief, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, says British Army must be capable of winning wars on land
20 Jun 2022

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What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?
Explosion in the sea
In Depth

What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?

Russian bombardment of Ukraine has been causing untold ecological damage
16 Jun 2022
How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed
A injured woman in Sievierodonetsk
In Depth

How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed

The breakaway regions have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014
16 Jun 2022
How Ukraine and Russia are both breaking the law on prisoners of war
A Ukrainian soldier walks through a destroyed barn in Zaporizhzhia
Expert’s view

How Ukraine and Russia are both breaking the law on prisoners of war

Security expert analyses the treatment of POWs by both sides in the Ukraine conflict
13 Jun 2022
Why two Britons were sentenced to death in Ukraine
Aslin and Pinner in court
Behind the scenes

Why two Britons were sentenced to death in Ukraine

Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner face death penalty after their conviction in a breakaway court
10 Jun 2022
Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?
Nuclear weapons
In Depth

Can anything stop a nuclear bomb?

Halting an atomic weapon is theoretically possible, say experts, but in reality is an enormous challenge
10 Jun 2022
How Vladimir Putin’s filtration camps work
Civilians from Donetsk and Lugansk arriving at a camp in Rostov, Russia
Behind the scenes

How Vladimir Putin’s filtration camps work

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are being interned and deported
9 Jun 2022
Is the Ukraine war descending into a ‘frozen conflict’?
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the front line
The latest on . . .

Is the Ukraine war descending into a ‘frozen conflict’?

As heavy fighting in Donbas continues, neither side is making clear gains
9 Jun 2022
Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921 by Antony Beevor
Black and white photo showing Vladimir Lenin on a podium
In Review

Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921 by Antony Beevor

This is an ‘unceasingly agonising, yet always irresistible’ work
3 Jun 2022
What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?
US M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers fire salvoes during a military exercise in Morocco
Getting to grips with . . .

What difference will Joe Biden’s advanced rocket systems make in Ukraine?

New weaponry could be a ‘game changer’ in Donbas region
1 Jun 2022
What is Vladimir Putin’s net worth?
Vladimir Putin
Getting to grips with . . .

What is Vladimir Putin’s net worth?

Kremlin claims Russian president earns $140,000 a year – but others estimate his net worth at over $200bn
31 May 2022
What is ‘power rationing’ and how does it work?
Nuclear power plant
Getting to grips with . . .

What is ‘power rationing’ and how does it work?

Electricity could be cut off at peak times for millions of UK households this winter
30 May 2022
Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained
Viktor Orbán addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest, Hungary
Between the lines

Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained

Hungary ends Covid crisis measures – and ushers in new ones over Russia’s invasion
26 May 2022
What next for Russia’s high-profile defectors?
Vladimir Putin during a meeting of he Summit of Collective Security Treaty Organisation
In Depth

What next for Russia’s high-profile defectors?

Only a few members of the business and political elite have criticised Ukraine war
26 May 2022
Can Ukraine beat Russia in Donbas?
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Donbas
Getting to grips with . . .

Can Ukraine beat Russia in Donbas?

‘Fate of the country’ could be decided by war in the eastern region, Kyiv says
25 May 2022
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Former MI6 chief suggests Russian leader may be forced into a sanatorium
24 May 2022
Are assassins trying to kill Putin?
Vladimir Putin hosting a meeting in the Kremlin via video link
Behind the scenes

Are assassins trying to kill Putin?

Ukraine’s head of intelligence claims Russian president has been target of hit
24 May 2022
The religious leader providing ‘spiritual cover’ for Putin’s war
Patriarch Kirill I
Profile

The religious leader providing ‘spiritual cover’ for Putin’s war

Patriarch Kirill I facing EU sanctions over support for Ukraine invasion
23 May 2022
Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage
Long table of men at Nato summit
In Depth

Nato’s renaissance: how the world’s most powerful military alliance has taken centre stage

While avoiding direct involvement, Nato has played a crucial role in the Ukraine war
20 May 2022
Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?
A BMPT ‘Terminator’ tank on display during last year’s Victory Day parade in Red Square
Today’s big question

Will Russia’s ‘Terminator’ tanks break Ukraine’s resistance?

Moscow deploys armoured fighting vehicles in ‘sign of increasing frustration’
20 May 2022
Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?
Harvest in Ukraine
In Focus

Will Ukraine invasion trigger a global food security crisis?

Shortages of grain and fertiliser could last years, UN warns
19 May 2022
Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault
The flagship McDonald's on Pushkin Square in Moscow
The latest on . . .

Russian roulette for McDonald’s, Unilever and Renault

McDonald’s exit from Russia will put pressure on other big companies
19 May 2022
What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?
More than 260 soldiers have so far been evacuated to Russian-controlled territory
The latest on . . .

What will happen to Ukraine’s captured Mariupol troops?

Russian MPs call for fighters evacuated from Azovstal steelworks to be put to death
18 May 2022
What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?
White phosphorus being dropped by the Assad regime in Douma, Syria
Fact file

What are the phosphorus bombs ‘pummelling’ Ukraine?

Footage shows ‘brightly burning munitions’ launched by Russian forces hitting Mariupol’s Azovstal steelworks
17 May 2022
Will Ukraine invasion usher in a new era of spying?
Ukrainian ground troops near the frontline in Kryvyi Rih
Unreported world

Will Ukraine invasion usher in a new era of spying?

Moscow’s global intelligence network has been devastated by the ongoing conflict, experts claim
14 May 2022
Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion
Aftermath of Russian bombing in Odesa
In Depth

Why the Black Sea is key to Ukraine invasion

Moscow could threaten ‘millions with starvation’ through port blockade
12 May 2022
The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

Six figures with ties to the Kremlin have died since Vladimir Putin launched Ukraine war
10 May 2022
Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?
Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Red Square
The latest on . . .

Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?

Moscow has been ‘surprisingly resilient’ so far, but disaster may be around the corner
9 May 2022
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