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Escape from Kupiansk: How one cop tricked the Russians

Escape from Kupiansk: How one cop tricked the Russians

by Igor Kossov

Editor’s note: Due to security concerns, the Kyiv Independent isn’t publishing the real name or the photo of the police officer at the center of this story. He is identified in the story as Oleksandr. KUPIANSK, Kharkiv Oblast – Kupiansk police officer Oleksandr doesn’t like remembering the time

As more soldiers go missing, desperate families left in limbo

As more soldiers go missing, desperate families left in limbo

by Asami Terajima

DONETSK OBLAST – Sixteen months have passed since Halyna Nikiforova's husband went missing on Ukraine's eastern front line. But the 40-year-old Sloviansk native still texts him daily stories about their children. "They were everything to him," Nikiforova said of their 13 and 15-year-old sons. "They've grown up so much this year

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