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Past articles by Mark:

Moldova protests fan fears Russia is trying to stir unrest in republic

The protest, and the police claim to have foiled a plan to turn it violent, came on the heels of a warning from the White House that the Kremlin was seeking to stage a pro-Russian ‘insurrection’ → Read More

Massive Russian attacks across Ukraine kill six, cut power to nuclear plant

President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russians return to ‘miserable tactics,’ with 81 missiles fired across country → Read More

Russia’s Wagner group claims eastern Bakhmut as NATO warns Ukrainian city could fall within days

The advance came after the Ukrainian President ordered his military to reinforce, rather than withdraw from the region → Read More

On the Donbas front line, Ukrainian soldiers await ‘battle-changing’ NATO tanks

Ukrainian soldiers currently fighting with Soviet-era tanks say the arrival of Leopard 2 tanks will make a big difference on the battlefield → Read More

Outside Bakhmut, Russian troops mimic NATO fighting strategy used by Ukrainians

In Lyman, Captain Andriy Malakhov is watching with concern as invaders’ strategies evolve and Kyiv debates next moves → Read More

Senior Ukrainian officials warn of Russian coup in Moldova to create chaos, force Europe to negotiate

However, Moscow says Ukraine and its Western allies are instigating tensions in Moldova, with the aim of creating a pretext to attack its troops in Transnistria → Read More

Ukraine could win war with Russia this year with help of allies, Zelensky says

Ukrainian President calls China’s 12-point peace plan ‘an important signal’ of its possible role as intermediary → Read More

Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal calls for sanctions over Russia’s ‘nuclear blackmail’

On the eve of the anniversary of the invasion of his country, Denys Shmyhal calls on the international community to take more action against Russia → Read More

Apart but alive, this Ukrainian family recounts a year divided by war

When war with Russia broke out, Dmytro Klymenko rejoined the military while his wife, Ludmila, and their children escaped. A year later, they long for peace → Read More

War’s anniversary rings hollow for Ukrainians who have felt under siege since 2014

Nine years ago, Putin’s forces seized Crimea and aided in separatist uprisings in Donbas. Today, those who remember those days wonder how they could have ended differently, or even averted the current war → Read More

Putin suspends nuclear treaty with U.S., says West wants global war against Russia

Russia suspends its participation in key nuclear arms treaty a day after U.S. President Biden makes surprise visit to Kyiv → Read More

Biden makes surprise visit to Kyiv in show of support ahead of anniversary of Russian invasion

U.S. President pledges an additional US$500-million in military aid to Ukraine as well as more sanctions targeting Russia → Read More

Canadian sniper in Ukraine describes Russians’ stubborn advance in Bakhmut

Codenamed Teflon, this Alberta-born veteran recounts how he shot at wave after wave of Russian troops in their Christmas assault on an eastern Ukrainian city → Read More

Ukrainian volunteer unit braves minefields to bring back remains of the dead

The Black Tulips take pride in helping repatriate those who gave their lives fighting for Ukraine: ‘We’re helping bring our guys – who defended their country – home to their families, to their mothers, fathers, daughters and sons’ → Read More

The busy lives of residents in a town hemmed in on the Ukrainian front line

In Orikhiv, which sits on the front line of Russia’s war against Ukraine, some civilians have decided to remain in their hometown for as long as it’s under Ukrainian control → Read More

Zelensky accepts resignation of top Ukrainian officials amid corruption scandals

Ukrainian President takes tough line as country is appealing for more Western military support → Read More

In Ukrainian town of Chasiv Yar, once-distant sounds of war get louder

Analysts believe Chasiv Yar could be the next objective for Russian forces as they seek to encircle Bakhmut, where thousands of Ukrainian civilians remain → Read More

Behind the high-tech hunt for the Russian bombers targeting Ukrainian civilians

A Ukraine intelligence firm looking into missile attacks in Dnipro and Kremenchuk concluded their investigation by publishing the names and faces of the Russian unit they believe were responsible → Read More

Ukraine’s Interior Minister, at least one child among those killed in helicopter crash that set kindergarten on fire

Cause of crash in a suburb of Kyiv still unknown; authorities warn death toll could rise → Read More

Ukrainian oligarchs struggle for influence as war effort forges ahead without them

Their businesses destroyed and political influence at low-ebb, Ukrainians are wary of the country’s once-powerful oligarchs → Read More