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What danger does Transnistria pose to Ukraine, Moldova?

What danger does Transnistria pose to Ukraine, Moldova?

by Paula Erizanu

When there was no mention of Transnistria — Moldova's Russia-led breakaway republic — in Vladimir Putin's speech on Feb. 29, Moldovans sighed with relief. A day prior, the leaders of the unrecognized breakaway entity, sandwiched between Ukraine and Moldova, had asked Russia for "protection" — a plea that some saw as an invitation

The Counteroffensive: Russia's failure to take Kyiv was luck and timing

The Counteroffensive: Russia's failure to take Kyiv was luck and timing

by Tim Mak

Editor’s Note: This article was published by the blog “The Counteroffensive with Tim Mak” on Feb. 22, 2024, and has been re-published by the Kyiv Independent with permission. To subscribe to "The Counteroffensive," click here. In the first hours of his full-scale invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

Ukraine war latest: Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Feb. 17-18: * Ukraine says it repelled Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia Oblast * ISW: Russia could replicate Avdiivka's capture tactics if West continues to delay aid * Kuleba meets with Chinese FM in Munich * Russian missile attack on Kramatorsk, Sloviansk kills civilians Ukrainian forces defeated a Russian offensive in Zaporizhzhia

Ukraine war latest: 207 Ukrainian POWs return home; Ukraine says Russian airbase in Crimea struck

Ukraine war latest: 207 Ukrainian POWs return home; Ukraine says Russian airbase in Crimea struck

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Jan. 31: * Zelensky: 207 Ukrainian prisoners return home from Russian captivity, almost half of them Mariupol defenders * Ukrainian commander says Russian airbase in Crimea hit in attack * Military intelligence confirms Russia used North Korean shells in Ukraine * Germany hands over IRIS-T anti-air missiles, armored vehicles, other equipment

Ukraine war latest: Russia blocks international commission from investigating Il-76 crash, Ukraine says

Ukraine war latest: Russia blocks international commission from investigating Il-76 crash, Ukraine says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Jan. 26: * Military intelligence: Russia currently refuses international commission to investigate Il-76 plane crash * Bloomberg: Putin signals openness to peace talks, US is skeptical * Prosecutor’s Office: Russian shelling of Donetsk Oblast town kills woman * Ukraine retrieves bodies of 77 fallen soldiers Russia has not passed on

Ukraine war latest: Putin to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE; Qatar announces return of 6 Ukrainian children from Russia

Ukraine war latest: Putin to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE; Qatar announces return of 6 Ukrainian children from Russia

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Dec. 5: * Putin to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE * Qatar announces return of 6 Ukrainian children from Russia * Official: Ukrainian volunteer killed in Russian attack on International Volunteer Day * UK Defense Ministry: Russian forces control most of destroyed Marinka Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia and

Ukraine war latest: Zelensky visits Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia oblasts as harsh winter looms on front line

Ukraine war latest: Zelensky visits Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia oblasts as harsh winter looms on front line

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Nov. 30: * Zelensky, Umerov visit military command post in Kupiansk * Zelensky travels to Zaporizhzhia, holds meeting on fortifications * Russian attacks on Donetsk, Kherson oblasts kill 3, injure 12 * Von der Leyen: 480,000 EU-made shells delivered or on the way to Ukraine * Ukrainian military intelligence reportedly broadcasts

Ukraine war latest: Russia endures heavy losses near Avdiivka, suffers from low morale, White House says

Ukraine war latest: Russia endures heavy losses near Avdiivka, suffers from low morale, White House says

by The Kyiv Independent news desk

Key developments on Oct. 26: * White House: Russia endures heavy losses near Avdiivka, suffers from low morale * US announces $150 million aid package for Ukraine * Infrastructure Minister denies suspension of Ukrainian Black Sea corridor * New Slovak PM Robert Fico rules out military aid for Ukraine * Hamas delegation visits Moscow * Danilov:

Western allies pledge F-16s, air defense, and ammunition as Stoltenberg closes day 1 of NATO minister meeting

Western allies pledge F-16s, air defense, and ammunition as Stoltenberg closes day 1 of NATO minister meeting

by Asami Terajima

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg closed day one of the defense ministerial meeting on Oct. 11, welcoming allies’ newly pledged military aid for Ukraine – which includes F-16 fighter jets, crucial air defense systems for winter, and much-needed ammunition. Speaking at a press conference at Brussels’ NATO headquarters, Stoltenberg applauded the

Ukraine war latest: Military reports advance on southeastern front; Putin to visit China

Ukraine war latest: Military reports advance on southeastern front; Putin to visit China

Key developments on Aug. 29: * Ukraine’s military reports advance on southeastern front * Governor: Russian artillery strike damages hospital in Chernihiv Oblast * Putin to visit China in October, Bloomberg reports * Reintegration Ministry: Children to be evacuated from 5 settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast * US announces $250 million in military aid for

Ukraine war latest: Stoltenberg says 'no final decision' made about Ukraine's NATO aspirations on the eve of Vilnius summit

Ukraine war latest: Stoltenberg says 'no final decision' made about Ukraine's NATO aspirations on the eve of Vilnius summit

by Asami Terajima

Key developments on July 10: * Stoltenberg: 'No final decision' made regarding Ukraine's NATO bid * Kuleba: NATO allies agree on simplified procedure for Ukraine's accession * Kremlin spokesman: Putin and Prigozhin met after rebellion * Defense Ministry: Ukraine controls 'key commanding heights' around Bakhmut * Rheinmetall to build, repair tanks in Ukraine NATO Secretary

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