Ministry of Justice included in its list of “foreign agents”: musician Ivan Alekseev (Noize MC) journalists Dmitry Kolezev and Irina Shikhman Dissernet co-founder Andrei Zayakin politician Mikhail Svetov and Ruslan Leviev (Conflict Intelligence Team)
The first train from Kyiv has arrived in Kherson since the start of the war. It departed the night before. Ukraine’s Suspilne reports that 200 passengers were on the train; they previously bought tickets as part of charity project “Tickets to Victory”. Video: Suspilne Kherson
The video is cropped to avoid showing where one of the Russians opens fire on the Ukrainians…
Ever wondered whether Kremlin propagandists will face justice for the war in Ukraine? A new UN trial suggests they should, but making it happen is another story. Meduza explains.
One of the men currently living in a camp for Russian soldiers refusing frontline service has already spent 8 years fighting for Russia. Brought back to the frontline against his will, he helped 12 others survive. They now resist returning to combat.
Several of our journalists are on the ground in Kherson, capturing the mood in the recently liberated city and collecting stories of occupation and war crimes.
Another historical day: the first train to liberated Kherson arrived today We saw incredible emotions of people waiting for their loved ones – video coming soon @KyivIndependent
Russia has launched a Kh-55 cruise missile against Ukraine with its normal nuclear warhead removed, according to a report from a Ukrainian news outlet. The claim, which is yet to be independently verified
The state-owned enterprise “Ukroboronprom” noted on November 18, 2022, that it would produce and develop heavy weapons and military equipment with at least 6 NATO member countries. Source: “Ukroboronprom”
Wagner is led by Yevgeny Prigozhin who himself had spent 10 years in prison for violent crimes. Upon release he launched a catering business and eventually became known as “Putin’s cook”. In this capacity he established a Wagner mercenary group fighting colonial wars for Russia
Russian prisoner numbers fall by a record 23,000 amid Wagner’s recruitment campaign. Wagner CEO Prigozhin, a businessman informally known as “Putin’s chef,” promises convicts that they will be pardoned after six months of fighting against Ukraine
The #Netherlands summoned the Russian ambassador due to the official reaction of the Russian Federation to the court verdict regarding the downing of flight MH17.
Russian shelling of critical infrastructure disabled almost half of Ukraineʼs energy system.
This appears to be gaining momentum Sergei Markov writes on Telegram today that Prigozhin is becoming the “voice of the people” because “he tells the truth”
Looks like Prigozhin is building a formal conservative movement with political-party aims. Clown Zhirinovsky 2.0 but without the buffoonery? The Kovalchuks allegedly want Prigozhin as a battering ram to help Putin “keep the elites in line.”
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Do we really, wholly trust Volodymyr Zelenskyy?
“Putin’s ‘special military operation’ has just destroyed my life and any chances I had,” he said. “And now he literally wants to take my life away.” Russians are avoiding the draft to fight in Ukraine – by protesting, civil disobedience, and fleeing