Tag: ukraine

  • Trump and Ukraine: Former Advisers Revisit What Happened – The New York Times

    ‘This Was Trump Pulling a Putin’ Amid the current crisis, Fiona Hill and other former advisers are connecting President Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine to Jan. 6. And they’re ready to talk. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/magazine/trump-putin-ukraine-fiona-hill.html Cheney took umbrage at Hill’s assessment. “So, you’re telling me you’re opposed to freedom and democracy,” she says he snapped. According […]

  • Will Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters Change the Course of Ukraine’s War? | The New Yorker

    Will Mercenaries and Foreign Fighters Change the Course of Ukraine’s War? At a critical strategic juncture, non-state actors threaten to complicate the conflict. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/will-mercenaries-and-foreign-fighters-change-the-course-of-ukraines-war The infusion of outsiders and “irregular forces” could further complicate an already messy conflict, according to a report released on Monday by the Soufan Center, a nonprofit, […]

  • Collecting Bodies in Bucha | The New Yorker

    Collecting Bodies in Bucha A team of Ukrainian volunteers say that, since the Russian retreat, they have picked up three hundred corpses. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/collecting-bodies-in-bucha After three weeks, Cherednichenko approached two soldiers outside her house. “I said to them, ‘I’m asking you as a mother,’ ” she told Havryliuk. “ ‘Is my son alive?’ ” One […]

  • ‘This Is True Barbarity’: Life Under Russian Occupation – The New York Times

    ‘This Is True Barbarity’: Life and Death Under Russian Occupation The town of Trostyanets was occupied by Russian forces for a month before the Ukrainian military liberated it. Residents described weeks of hunger and horror. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/03/world/europe/ukraine-war-russia-trostyanets.html In the morgue, beside the three dead Russian soldiers, Dr. Volkova pointed to a body bag in the […]

  • Up-Close Ukraine Atrocity Photographs Touch a Global Nerve – The New York Times

    Up-Close Ukraine Atrocity Photographs Touch a Global Nerve The apparent execution of Ukrainian civilians by retreating Russian forces, their bodies strewn in streets and yards, has focused attention on what constitutes crimes in war. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/05/world/europe/russia-ukraine-war-atrocities.html An analysis of the satellite images by The New York Times showed dots in the exact coordinates where the […]

  • Opinion | Stories From the Siege of Mariupol, Ukraine – The New York Times

    Opinion | ‘At Night I Dream of Mariupol’: Nine Accounts of Surviving a Russian Siege Mariupol, Ukraine, has been encircled by Russian forces for about a month. We have collected the statements of people who recently escaped. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/opinion/international-world/mariupol-ukraine-russia.html Dead people: Everywhere. At first, people tried to bury in mass graves, but when the density […]

  • A Brutal Russian Playbook Reapplied in Ukraine – The New York Times

    A Brutal Russian Playbook Reapplied in Ukraine The besieging of cities, the deliberate targeting of civilians — they are the tactics Russia used before, in Grozny. I saw it firsthand. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/29/world/europe/russia-chechnya-grozny-ukraine.html They were met by highly motivated units of Chechen fighters, armed with anti-tank rockets, who ambushed their columns, trapping and burning hundreds of […]

  • Impunity for Syria War Crimes Casts Shadow Over Ukraine – The New York Times

    Impunity for War Crimes in Syria Casts a Grim Shadow Over Ukraine Syria, with Russian support, used many of the brutal tactics now seen in Ukraine — and its dictator stayed in power. That conflict offers lessons for Russia’s leader, analysts say. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/15/world/middleeast/syria-ukraine-invasion-russia.html “Creating a humanitarian catastrophe is part of the war strategy, not […]

  • The Russian Military’s Debacle in Ukraine | The New Yorker

    The Russian Military’s Debacle in Ukraine A series of strategic missteps has hampered Putin’s campaign. Will desperation make up for a lack of preparation? via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-russian-militarys-debacle-in-ukraine I always tell people that military defense analysts focus on capabilities, but military strategy and the operational concepts really matter. It’s the force employment that really […]

  • Ukraine Becomes the World’s “First TikTok War” | The New Yorker

    Ukraine Becomes the World’s “First TikTok War” Social media’s aesthetic norms are shaping how Ukrainians document the Russian invasion. Is it a new form of citizen war journalism or just an invitation to keep clicking? via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/watching-the-worlds-first-tiktok-war as the Russian convoys outside of Kyiv continue attempting to penetrate the city center, traditional […]

  • ‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online – The New York Times

    ‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online After marinating in conspiracy theories and Donald J. Trump’s Russia stance, some online discourse about Vladimir Putin has grown more complimentary. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/technology/russia-supporters.html Right-wing commentators including Candace Owens, Stew Peters and Joe Oltmann also jumped into the fray online with posts that were favorable […]

  • Ukraine on TV: A Cold War Nightmare Meets Modern Politics – The New York Times

    Ukraine on TV: We’ve Seen This Before. And We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It. As the invasion unfolded, images straight out of Cold War nightmare dramas butted up against 21st-century politics. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/25/arts/television/ukraine-invasion-tv-cnn-fox-news.html Mr. Trump’s “good relationship” with Mr. Putin, he said, was “hurt by the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax.” The invasion, he said, “all […]