Ukraine in focus

Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?
Amnesty International activists in Ukraine
Global lens

Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?

Recent report on Russia’s war in Ukraine has seriously tarnished good name of human rights organisation
18 Aug 2022
How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Getting to grips with . . .

How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?

Turkey and the UN brokered deal last week to resume grain exports from Ukrainian ports
1 Aug 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
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
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

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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
Ukrainians struggling to use hi-tech weapons
A soldier from the Ukrainian army
Getting to grips with . . .

Ukrainians struggling to use hi-tech weapons

A lack of training on advanced equipment is hindering Ukrainian forces
8 Jun 2022
What are the M270 rocket systems the UK is sending to Ukraine?
A M270 multiple-launch rocket system
In Focus

What are the M270 rocket systems the UK is sending to Ukraine?

Move to provide Kyiv with longer-range launchers risks further provoking the Kremlin
6 Jun 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
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
‘Secrecy over Tory MP accused of rape is damaging to democracy’
Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday
Instant Opinion

‘Secrecy over Tory MP accused of rape is damaging to democracy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
19 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
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
Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’
Vladimir Putin during meetings at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

Russian generals fear Putin ‘purge’

Moscow’s military top brass being blamed for Ukraine ‘quagmire’, defence minister says
6 May 2022
What could UK army learn from Ukraine?
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace during a trip to Finland
Today’s big question

What could UK army learn from Ukraine?

Kyiv troops’ experience of fighting Russia offers important lessons for UK, defence minister says
6 May 2022
How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes
Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida
Between the lines

How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes

Former president’s support base has ‘splintered’ over Russia’s invasion
5 May 2022
The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade
A soldier waves a flag during the Victory Day parade in 2015
In Depth

The predictions for Putin’s Victory Day parade

Analysts fear British PoWs may be put on display during military celebration in Moscow
4 May 2022
Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation
Volodymyr Zelenskyy during talks with UN General Secretary António Guterres
In Brief

Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation

Ukrainian president turned down opportunity to leave capital despite threat to life, adviser claims
29 Apr 2022
The Western weapons push to help Ukraine
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline in Donbas
The latest on . . .

The Western weapons push to help Ukraine

Officials call for rapid delivery of arms as Russia prepares to escalate battle for Donbas
29 Apr 2022
‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’
Vladimir Putin
Instant Opinion

‘Other wannabe Putins await to sow death and destruction’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
28 Apr 2022
Does the US believe Ukraine can beat Russia?
Antony Blinken meets Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv
Today’s big question

Does the US believe Ukraine can beat Russia?

Visit to Kyiv by senior Biden officials hints at ‘new mindset’ in Washington
27 Apr 2022
Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?
Ukrainian servicemen on the streets of Bucha
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia-Ukraine war: what are fléchettes?

Metal darts discovered by forensic doctors in bodies in Bucha mass graves
26 Apr 2022
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