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Ukraine’s harvest could be halved this year due to Russian invasion, warns Zelenskiy

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said Ukraine’s harvest this year could be half its usual amount because of the Russian invasion, in comments likely to intensify fears of global hunger. “Ukrainian harvest this year is under th...

Russian forces capture Ukraine’s second-biggest power station

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Russian forces have taken over Ukraine’s second-biggest power plant and are conducting a “massive redeployment” of troops to three southern regions, a Ukrainian presidential adviser has said, amid expectations of a Uk...

How the war has robbed Ukraine’s oligarchs of political influence

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Ukraine’s richest people, known in the country as oligarchs, are used to dominating political and economic life. But in the five months since Russia’s full-scale invasion started, they have gone quiet. Political analy...

Grain deal clears one of many hurdles to get Ukraine’s crops to market

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The agreement to move Ukraine’s grain may have been signed, but the challenge of moving millions of tonnes from blockaded Black Sea ports is only just beginning. Op Vrydag, Ukraine and Russia signed a UN-backed deal t...

Ukraine’s first lady pleads with US for more weapons: ‘Help us stop this terror’

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The Ukrainian first lady, Olena Zelenska, appealed to US lawmakers on Tuesday to provide more help to her country as it struggles against a five-month-long Russian invasion she called “Russia’s Hunger Games”, saying U...

‘Russia stole our history’: Ukraine’s bitter struggle to keep memory alive

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At the entrance to Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, a bronze relief of the face of Mykhailo Hrushevsky stares out towards the red-painted portico. A historian by training, and a key figure in Ukraine’s na...

Ukraine’s military plans to limit free movement to make conscription easier

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Ukraine’s military has announced plans to introduce a system of permits that would prohibit men eligible for conscription from leaving the region where they are registered. The move, based on legislation from 1992, wa ...

How Ukraine’s ‘Venice’ has borne the brunt of fight for Snake Island

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It is remote, inhospitable, windswept and largely uninhabited, but it has been fought over for centuries. Legend has it that the rocky outcrop in the Black Sea was created by the sea god Poseidon as a home for the gre...

Ukraine’s ammunition becomes defining issue in battle for Donbas

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For Ukraine’s military the question of ammunition for its artillery has been something of a catch-22. In the battle for Donbas in the east – which has become largely an artillery duel between Russian and Ukrainian for...

‘Calls kept coming’: Ukraine’s network for the blind shelters displaced people

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Hours after Russia’s invasion started, Serhiy Kit was receiving phone calls from members of the Ukrainian Association for the Blind at his factory’s office in Dnipro. Like everyone else in the country, Ukraine’s visua...

Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska on being Russia’s target No 2: ‘When you see their crimes, maybe they really are capable of anything’

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In the early hours of 24 Februarie, Olena Zelenska became aware of the sound of muffled booms somewhere in the distance. As she drifted towards wakefulness, she realised the sounds she was registering could not be fire...

‘A shot went through my cheek’: the human cost of Ukraine’s defence

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Oleksandr’s war lasted only a week. Die 36-jarige, a Ukrainian electrician working in Gdansk, hurried back to join up after Russia invaded and was deployed on 10 May to guard a chest-high trench in Donbas against th...

RHS garden with burnt-out cottage ‘shows Ukraine’s spirit cannot be erased’

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A burnt-out cottage decorated with embroidered cloths and surrounded by swaying barley, designed by a Ukrainian couple unable to return to their war-ravaged village, is set to be one of the unexpected highlights of th...

The Guardian view on Ukraine’s suffering: no end in sight

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In the hours following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 Februarie, every moment that Kyiv could hold out was regarded as a victory. Many – not only in the Kremlin – expected it to fall within days. Vladimir Putin’s h...

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy ‘very happy’ at Boris Johnson confidence vote win

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Oekraïne se president, Macron vra vir groter samewerking van die VK oor vlugtelingkanaaloorgange – video, has declared himself “very happy” at Boris Johnson’s confidence vote win, hours after one of his senior advisers tweeted a picture of the two men and thanked the UK prime mini...

Boss of devastated Azovstal plant: ‘Steel is as key to Ukraine’s victory as soldiers’

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The Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol has become one of the symbols of the brutality of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Soldiers held out for weeks in the warren of tunnels, warehouses and cooling blast furnaces as they a...

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