Ukraine in focus

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
Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Oligarch claims Russian president has blood cancer in leaked recording
13 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

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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
Can Ukraine beat Russia in the Donbas war?
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Donbas
Getting to grips with . . .

Can Ukraine beat Russia in the Donbas war?

Invading troops showing clear ‘casualty aversion’ in new phase of war
3 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
Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist
Graham Phillips during a visit to Croatia in 2021
Profile

Graham Phillips: the civil servant-turned-Putin propagandist

Former bureaucrat interviews British PoW in Ukraine
21 Apr 2022
Where does Germany now stand on Ukraine war?
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
In Depth

Where does Germany now stand on Ukraine war?

Berlin again isolated as West sends heavy arms to defend Donbas
20 Apr 2022
The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine
The aftermath of Russian shelling in the city of Mariupol
Getting to grips with . . .

The evidence for Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine

UK working ‘urgently’ to confirm reports Moscow deployed ‘poisonous substance’
14 Apr 2022
Will more countries join Nato?
Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (left) addresses reporters alongside her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin
Behind the scenes

Will more countries join Nato?

Finland and Sweden mulling over plans to abandon neutrality and join military alliance
14 Apr 2022
Vladimir Putin’s ‘right-hand man’ captured in Ukraine
Viktor Medvedchuk after his arrest by the Security Service of Ukraine
Profile

Vladimir Putin’s ‘right-hand man’ captured in Ukraine

Oligarch known as ‘Grey Cardinal’ pulled strings of pro-Russian forces for decades
13 Apr 2022
Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments
Vladimir Putin
The latest on . . .

Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments

Vladimir Putin has gambled on a threat to cut energy supplies in response to sanctions
7 Apr 2022
Who are the Ukrainian ‘traitors’ passing secrets to Russia?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to reporters during a visit to Bucha
Behind the scenes

Who are the Ukrainian ‘traitors’ passing secrets to Russia?

Top prosecutor becomes most senior official arrested since invasion began
7 Apr 2022
Will Russia be kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?
Volunteers put bodies into body bags in the city of Bucha
Today’s big question

Will Russia be kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?

US and Britain pushing for Moscow to be expelled after slaughter of Ukrainian civilians
6 Apr 2022
Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine
A Ukrainian woman cries after returning to her destroyed neighbourhood in Bucha
Between the lines

Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine

Moscow would reportedly stage own ‘Nuremberg Trials’ following war victory
5 Apr 2022
Will Putin face justice for Russian atrocities in Ukraine?
Bodies being loaded in to a van in Bucha, Ukraine
Today’s big question

Will Putin face justice for Russian atrocities in Ukraine?

Western allies united in effort to document war crimes amid outrage over Bucha massacre
4 Apr 2022
The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia
A Ukrainian soldier poses with an NLAW next to a destroyed Russian tank
Why we’re talking about . . .

The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia

Anti-tank missile system provided by UK has ‘cult status’ among Ukrainian troops
1 Apr 2022
Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin pictured during a meeting at the Kremlin
Today’s big question

Does Vladimir Putin know what is happening in Ukraine?

Russian president being ‘misled’ about botched invasion by fearful advisers, White House says
31 Mar 2022
How Johnson and Zelenskyy’s friendship ‘blossomed’
Johnson and Zelenskyy in Kyiv
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Johnson and Zelenskyy’s friendship ‘blossomed’

Ukrainian president showers praise on UK prime minister’s response to Russian invasion
30 Mar 2022
Has Kyiv fought off Russia’s invasion?
Ukrainian soldiers stand guard
The latest on . . .

Has Kyiv fought off Russia’s invasion?

Moscow says it is ‘drastically’ cutting back operations around the capital city
29 Mar 2022
Is ‘neo-Nazi’ insurgency in Ukraine a real risk?
Members of the Azov Battalion pray near the city of Kharkiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Is ‘neo-Nazi’ insurgency in Ukraine a real risk?

Far-right Azov Battalion on the front line of battle against Russia
28 Mar 2022
How Europe ‘changed forever’ in one month of Ukraine war
Men carrying casket
In Depth

How Europe ‘changed forever’ in one month of Ukraine war

Thousands of lives have been lost and millions of people have been displaced
24 Mar 2022
Russia vs. Ukraine: military strengths and weaknesses
A wall painting shows Russian and Ukrainian tanks
Expert’s view

Russia vs. Ukraine: military strengths and weaknesses

Vladimir Putin has changed tactics on the battleground and could resort to more lethal weapons
23 Mar 2022
What 10,000 Russian deaths mean for Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin meets Yamalo-Nenets governor Dmitry Artyukhov at the Kremlin
Behind the scenes

What 10,000 Russian deaths mean for Vladimir Putin

True extent of Moscow’s losses apparently revealed in now-deleted report on pro-Kremlin news site
22 Mar 2022
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