On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

On the front lines in Donbas: One Ukrainian soldier’s story

Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin’s unit sets off daily from its makeshift base to points along the front lines in Luhansk Oblast in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, where the war with Russia rages on. “Some of the regions we have to reach, the only road available is under absolute fire control of the enemy,” … Read more

FBI official James Baker testifies Michael Sussman lied

FBI official James Baker testifies Michael Sussman lied

WASHINGTON, DC — A former FBI official testified Thursday that he’s “100% confident” a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer denied acting “on behalf of any particular client” when he handed over since-debunked information linking Donald Trump and Russia. “I think it was pretty close to the beginning of the meeting. Part of his introduction to the … Read more

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand horror of Mariupol

KHARKIV, Ukraine — A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now, she is in Russian hands, and Mariupol itself is on the verge of falling. Yuliia Paievska, who as medic went by Taira, used a body … Read more

Zelensky: Russia’s search for ‘wonder weapon’ illustrates failure of invasion

Zelensky: Russia’s search for ‘wonder weapon’ illustrates failure of invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said that Russia’s announcement that it has been using powerful lasers to target drones was like Nazi Germany’s propaganda about a “wonder weapon.” “In the propaganda of Nazi Germany there was such a term ‘wunderwaffe,’ wonder weapon,” Zelensky said. “The clearer it became they had no chance in the … Read more

U.S. launches program to gather evidence of Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine as ICC sends investigators

U.S. launches program to gather evidence of Russia’s alleged war crimes in Ukraine as ICC sends investigators

London — The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it was launching a new program to preserve, analyze and share open-source evidence of suspected Russian war crimes in Ukraine, “for use in ongoing and future accountability mechanisms.”  Called the “Conflict Observatory,” the new program will maintain “rigorous chain-of-custody procedures for future civil and criminal legal … Read more