Russian reservists suffer ‘heavy casualties’ digging trenches while under fire

James Cleverly, the Foreign Secretary, who arrived in Kyiv for an unannounced visit on Friday, said a promised air-defence package, which Britain valued at £50 million ($60 million), would help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s bombardments. “Words are not enough. Words won’t keep the lights on this winter. Words won’t defend against Russian missiles,” Mr … Read more

This is how Vladimir Putin’s dismal rule ends

With every inch of Ukrainian soil that is reclaimed from Russian occupation, fresh evidence emerges of the appalling war crimes the Russians have inflicted on Ukraine’s civilian population. In the earliest days of the conflict back in March, when Russian troops were forced into a humiliating retreat from their attempts to capture Kyiv, grim details … Read more

Russian generals ‘systematically planned and ordered sexual violence’, says war crimes investigator

Reuters couldn’t independently corroborate the accounts. Some of the circumstances – including family members witnessing rape – feature in alleged attacks by Russians documented by a United Nations-mandated investigation body in a report published last month, which said victims ranged in age from four to over 80. In northern Ukraine’s Chernihiv region, a soldier in … Read more