Although Russia’s plans to swiftly take the region failed, the coast remains highly vulnerable.
The city, home to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, fell into Russian hands on March 4, and it is now impossible to leave.
“By not providing missile defence systems in sufficient quantities, the West will make a historic mistake that will cost hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian lives.”
Giving lectures from the trenches, one sociologist combines military service with academia.
Russians bring back Soviet-era symbols to mark a militaristic holiday that fails to credit other nations for their role in defeating Nazi Germany.
Frontier folk, wedged between the Belarus border and the nuclear exclusion zone, faced fierce live fighting, theft and intimidation.
To bolster its troops, Moscow is tempting foreign nationals with the offer of a passport.
A young activist who documented the dire conditions in the Transnistrian army found herself in Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion.
Locals say that morale is high, despite intelligence warnings that a fresh invasion could be imminent.
Both sides try to wear the other down, with neither able to strike the knock-out blow.