Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine war Why Ukraine referendum is a big deal

The potential accession of Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye creates a new political reality and Russia’s partial mobilization on a parallel track is intended to provide the military underpinning for it

Russia-Ukraine conflict Ukraine sliding into a real war

As calls by “angry patriots” in Russia for a stronger response rise in volume, the latest situation around Bakhmut in Donetsk assumes particular significance

Russian regrouping in Kharkov will speed up Battle of Donbass

Make no mistake, the battle for Donbass still remains the number one priority for the Russian special military operation

Moment of truth in Ukraine war

By the sixth day of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, the echo chamber in the West has fallen silent. There are no tall claims. Zelensky must be a worried man as he needs to convince the US that such massive multi-billion dollar military aid has been justified

Game of nuclear chicken in Zaporozhye

The IAEA’s priority is supposedly nuclear safety, but its priority in Ukraine appears to be to fulfil the selfish political demands of Ukraine and its NATO allies

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Ukraine war of attrition at inflection point

The Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed to materialize, while a massive Russian knockout blow to the tottering Ukrainian military also seems improbable

Mapping Faultlines: As Ukraine war enters sixth month, grain and gas are in focus

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClicks’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent agreement to facilitate grain exports from Ukraine, and the energy crisis faced by Europe

Ukrainian court upholds ban on Communist Party

The Communist Party of Ukraine has been targeted by successive governments through decommunization laws, smear campaigns, and repression

Russia-Ukraine Conflict West at inflection point in Ukraine War

Paradoxically, the long war in Ukraine could only work to Russia’s advantage and the West’s over-extension may be its own undoing

Russia-Ukraine Conflict NATO meets to push further supply of weapons to Ukraine, Russia raises concerns 

Russia has been warning that the West’s military supplies to Ukraine will only prolong the war in the country, and may cause grave consequences. Russia has repeatedly accused NATO of fighting a proxy war against it at the cost of the Ukrainian people  

Ukraine war food crisis Russia is ready to help alleviate the global food crisis if West lifts sanctions, says President Putin 

The US and its allies have imposed unilateral sanctions on Russia following its attack on Ukraine in February. They have also accused Russia of preventing the export of food grains and fertilizers from Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks 

While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant earlier this week