Ukraine in focus

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
Why Joe Biden fears Russian chemical attacks in Ukraine
Ukrainian firefighters respond to the Russian shelling on an apartment bloc in Kharkiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Joe Biden fears Russian chemical attacks in Ukraine

US president warns of ‘clear sign’ Vladimir Putin is planning to deploy non-conventional weapons
22 Mar 2022
Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?
Residents in the besieged port city of Mariupol
Today’s big question

Is Russia committing genocide in Ukraine?

Moscow accused of abducting civilians and deporting them into ‘slave labour’
21 Mar 2022
How drones changed the face of Ukraine’s resistance
Ukrainian personnel push a TB2 drone during exercises in 2021
The latest on . . .

How drones changed the face of Ukraine’s resistance

US to deliver ‘kamikaze’ Switchblade weapons to bolster Kyiv’s defence
18 Mar 2022
The problems with Homes for Ukraine
Ukrainians fleeing the war have crossed into Poland 
In Focus

The problems with Homes for Ukraine

Critics have raised concerns over the government’s eventual solution to the refugee crisis 
17 Mar 2022
How can people in the UK help Ukraine?
Ukrainian refugees
In Depth

How can people in the UK help Ukraine?

There are a range of practical ways to help the millions affected by war
14 Mar 2022
What would trigger Nato involvement in Ukraine?
A man injured in the Yavoriv attack is assisted by medical personnel
Getting to grips with . . .

What would trigger Nato involvement in Ukraine?

Airstrikes near Polish border prompt warning of ‘full-force’ response from military alliance
14 Mar 2022
Can Russia afford to win the Ukraine war?
A Ukrainian soldier in a destroyed government building in Kharkov, Ukraine
Expert’s view

Can Russia afford to win the Ukraine war?

Occupying a country and installing a puppet government comes at a cost
14 Mar 2022
Olena Zelenska: from screenwriter to Ukraine’s first lady
Olena Zelenska
Profile

Olena Zelenska: from screenwriter to Ukraine’s first lady

Wife of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy famously opposed his 2019 presidential bid
10 Mar 2022
What is open-source intelligence?
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint outside Brovary
Today’s big question

What is open-source intelligence?

Satellite images and TikTok videos are among weapons in online sleuths’ arsenal
10 Mar 2022
Kharkiv paying the ‘hideous cost’ of Ukraine war
Emergency services try to deal with the destruction in Kharkiv
In Depth

Kharkiv paying the ‘hideous cost’ of Ukraine war

Ukraine’s second city has so far ‘borne the brunt’ of Russia’s bombardment
9 Mar 2022
The foreign fighters joining the war in Ukraine
French soldiers board a bus
The latest on . . .

The foreign fighters joining the war in Ukraine

Vladimir Putin attempts to recruit Syrian mercenaries for attack on Kyiv
8 Mar 2022
Will Ukraine be allowed to join the EU?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signs an application for ‘immediate membership’ of the EU
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Ukraine be allowed to join the EU?

Kyiv’s bid to join bloc tipped to lead to ‘no more than warm words’
8 Mar 2022
The meaning behind the Z Russian military symbol
Z symbol
In Brief

The meaning behind the Z Russian military symbol

Taken from the Latin alphabet, it has become a sign of support for Putin’s war
7 Mar 2022
The Ukraine war’s race problem
Ukrainian refugees attempting to reach the Polish border
Getting to grips with . . .

The Ukraine war’s race problem

Media coverage criticised as racist and non-white refugees face discrimination at borders
7 Mar 2022
How Russia botched its invasion of Ukraine
Residents are evacuated after Russian shelling in Irpin
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Russia botched its invasion of Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has ‘​no way out’ of war other than ‘defeat’, FSB whistleblower claims
7 Mar 2022
How will war with Russia impact Ukraine’s Covid-19 battle?
Patients in a bomb shelter underneath a Kyiv maternity hospital
In Depth

How will war with Russia impact Ukraine’s Covid-19 battle?

Kyiv facing twin threat of military invasion and rising coronavirus infections
4 Mar 2022
Who are the Russian oligarchs facing UK sanctions?
Igor Shuvalov meets Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin last year
Profile

Who are the Russian oligarchs facing UK sanctions?

Boris Johnson has announced measures against a string of Kremlin-linked billionaires
4 Mar 2022
The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine
Families shelter in a Kyiv metro station during a Russian bombardment
Why we’re talking about . . .

The psychological war between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine is harnessing social media to combat Moscow’s blunt fear tactics
4 Mar 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Profile

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

The one-time actor turned Ukrainian president is winning global plaudits for his brave leadership
3 Mar 2022
Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion
Anti-war protesters march near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Global lens

Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Kyiv’s allies have torn up decades of foreign policy and abandoned neutrality
3 Mar 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
23 February: Ukraine’s Independence Monument at sunrise in central Kyiv one day before Vladimir Putin gave the order for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine
In pictures

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Defiance and destruction on day six of Vladimir Putin’s war
2 Mar 2022
Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies
The aftermath of Russian shelling on Karazin Kharkiv National University in Kharkiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Russia’s air force fails to conquer Ukraine’s skies

Moscow’s modern combat aircraft yet to secure Kyiv’s airspace
2 Mar 2022
Has Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine?
Ukrainian emergency services remove a person injured during shelling on Kharkiv City Hall
In Focus

Has Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine?

Moscow accused of using illegal vacuum bomb during attempted invasion
2 Mar 2022
The ‘Russian saboteurs’ sent to murder Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (centre) has warned that he is a target of Russian mercenaries
Behind the scenes

The ‘Russian saboteurs’ sent to murder Volodymyr Zelenskyy

More than 400 mercenaries deployed to Kyiv weeks ago to assassinate president
1 Mar 2022
The meaning of blitzkrieg
Ukrainian border
Getting to grips with . . .

The meaning of blitzkrieg

Russia’s ‘lightning war’ against Ukraine compared to Nazi strategy in WWII
1 Mar 2022
Why Vladimir Putin is losing the Ukraine propaganda war
Police detain a woman at an anti-war demonstration in Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Vladimir Putin is losing the Ukraine propaganda war

President’s ‘media control machine’ scrambling to sell the conflict to Russian people
1 Mar 2022
Where does Belarus stand in Russia-Ukraine war?
President Alexander Lukashenko votes in a referendum on Belarus’ nuclear status
Today’s big question

Where does Belarus stand in Russia-Ukraine war?

Kremlin-allied state abandoning non-nuclear status following Vladimir Putin’s atomic threat
1 Mar 2022
The most poignant stories coming out of Ukraine
A woman and child outside a damaged residential building in Kyiv
Behind the scenes

The most poignant stories coming out of Ukraine

From births in bomb shelters to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s resistance
28 Feb 2022
What UK thinks about resettling Ukrainians
Crowd of refugees at a border checkpoint
Getting to grips with . . .

What UK thinks about resettling Ukrainians

Pressure mounting on Home Office to accept more people fleeing Russian invasion
28 Feb 2022
How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted sport
Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg will not host the 2022 Champions League final
In Focus

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted sport

Saint Petersburg has lost the Champions League final and the F1 Russian GP has been cancelled
25 Feb 2022
How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?
Anti-war protestors in Pushkin Square, Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

How do Russians and Ukrainians feel about war?

Anti-war demonstrations dispersed by police in a host of Russian cities
25 Feb 2022
What does war in Ukraine mean for UK?
Downing Street lit up in solidarity with Ukraine
Getting to grips with . . .

What does war in Ukraine mean for UK?

Significant increases in petrol and gas prices expected to follow Kremlin invasion
25 Feb 2022
Understanding Ukraine’s contested history – and why it’s relevant today
The baptism of Vladimir the Great in 987
In Depth

Understanding Ukraine’s contested history – and why it’s relevant today

Current crisis is part of long argument about region’s history and Russia’s origins
24 Feb 2022
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