Rifts in Russian military command seen amid Ukraine fighting
Putin's shakeup of the military brass this week was seen as a bid to show that the Defense Ministry still has his support and is in charge as the troubled conflict nears the 11-month mark.
Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on Ukraine's freed city
Days of intensive shelling by Russian forces prompted a bittersweet exodus: Many civilians were happy that their city had been won back, but lamented that they couldn't stay.
Ukraine war: After Russian retreat, Ukrainian military plans next move
Ukrainian forces can now strike deeper into the Russian-controlled territories and possibly push their counteroffensive closer to Crimea, which Russia illegally captured in 2014.
'We're free': Ukraine families reunite as Kherson train station reopens
"I promised I would come back. It happened so I kept my promise," said Anastasia Shevlyuga, 30, moments after stepping off the train and meeting her mother.
Over 200 Ukrainians subjected to extrajudicial detentions, forced disappearances in Kherson: Report
The Conflict Observatory documented 226 extrajudicial detentions and forced disappearances in Kherson. Around a quarter of that number were allegedly subjected to torture and four died in custody.
Where's Putin? Russian leader leaves bad news on Ukraine to others
Putin, who was once rumored to personally supervise the military campaign in Ukraine and give battlefield orders to generals, appeared this week to be focused on everything but the war.
‘I thought I was going to die’: Russia-perpetrated abuses widespread in Ukraine
As violence escalates in Ukraine, abuses perpetrated by Russia have become widespread, according to the United Nations and human rights groups.
Ukraine War: After Kherson success, Kyiv vows to keep pushing out Russia
Ukraine's retaking of Kherson was a significant setback for the Kremlin and the latest in a series of battlefield embarrassments.
'We are Ukraine': Locals joyful over Russian retreat from Kherson
Weeks later, the Russian retreat from the city of Kherson has boosted Ukrainian resistance after nearly nine months of fighting and hardship.
Ukraine War: Russia claims all troops gone from city in southern Ukraine
In a statement carried out by Russian state news agencies, the ministry said the withdrawal was completed at 5 a.m. on Friday, and not a single unit of military equipment was left behind.
Ukrainian forces bombard Dnieper River crossing; Kherson a fortress
“President Putin thinks that these attacks will somehow break the will of Ukrainian people. Instead, he is only deepening their resolve to defend their country,” Blinken told reporters on Friday.
Ukraine says recaptured five settlements in Kherson region
After regaining almost full control of the northeastern region of Kharkiv, the Ukrainian forces recently claimed more gains on the eastern and southern fronts.
Fighting across southern front as Ukraine wages counter-offensive
The war has contributed to a global food and energy price crisis.
Intense fighting across Kherson as Ukraine wages counter-offensive; Russia strikes kill 5 in Kharkiv
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Kyiv's counter-attack was already impacting Russia's capabilities.
Ukraine says it hit Russian command post in Kherson
Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in an online interview that 50 senior Russian officers were in the command centre when it came under attack.
Ukraine's military says it hit Kherson airport
Control over Kherson allows Russia to restore freshwater supplies to Crimea; Ukraine cut off the water after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.
Ukraine crisis: Russian military claims to take control of Kherson city
Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that public services and transport were operating as usual.
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