The war in Ukraine reaches well beyond the country’s borders. Inside Russia, the war has divided society into two irreconcilable camps: those who oppose the war and those who support what the Kremlin insists on calling a ”military operation.” Since February 24, many Russian families have members who no longer talk to each other, or who rarely communicate. Parents have severed relationships with their children, husbands with wives, and sisters with brothers
Explosions and air-raid sirens were heard in the Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv early on July 2, one day after 21 civilians were killed in Russian missile strikes near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa.d.
Ukraine says its forces have forced Russian troops off Snake Island in the Black Sea, a claim Russia denied.
Ukraine has asked Turkey to detain a Russian-flagged cargo ship believed to be carrying Ukrainian grain that Kyiv says set off from Berdyansk, a Ukrainian port occupied by Russian forces.
Russian citizens will need to obtain visas to enter Ukraine as of July 1, the chief of Ukraine’s Border Service, Serhiy Deyneko announced.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the decision of Syria to recognize the eastern Ukrainian regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent
Maria Shagina from the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) talks about China becoming the top buyer of Russian oil, whether Beijing will help Russia get access to advanced chips and semiconductors, and the significance of the recent BRICS summit. Read the interview by Reid Standish here