Vladimir Putin’s planning for his ‘special military operation’ failed to take into account the Ukrainian people’s staunch defence.
Given their numbers advantage, Russian troops were expected to quickly capture Ukraine. That didn’t happen, and with winter approaching, more Russian military defeats are expected.
Russian forces have clearly retreated in Ukraine, and it appears Vladimir Putin may be losing control of the war. What’s next?
Despite having superior military forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has found Ukrainian resistance much tougher than expected. A West Point military expert looks at the future of the war.
Ukraine has been able to challenge Russia’s dominance of the Black Sea, and this will be key to success in its counteroffensive.
Beyond a symbolic win, reclaiming Snake Island has strategic repercussions, from the opening of a safe corridor to the diplomatic confrontation between Moscow and the west.
Many countries welcome foreigners who want to join their military forces.
On paper, Russia’s military outmatches its Ukrainian rival. But better training, strategy and battlefield decisions have helped Ukrainian forces keep Russian troops at bay.
Military tensions and political concern are heating up in Transnistria, a breakaway state of Moldova that borders Ukraine. An Eastern European expert answers four key questions about this region.
Ukraine and Russia have already been facing off in Donbas for eight years. Now the stage is set for a crucial confrontation there.
Russian hackers have been attacking Ukraine for years, but with help from US government agencies, businesses and universities, Ukraine’s cyber defenses have grown stronger.
Many soldiers in the Ukraine war haven’t had actual military training, and are therefore at particular risk of developing PTSD.
As the number of volunteers for Ukraine’s International Legion rises to a reported 20,000 from over 50 countries, is it lawful for New Zealanders to join the fight?
Ukrainians believe they have an identity separate from Russia. Russia, on the other hand, believes that Ukraine and Russia share the same history.
A historian looks back at a time when Ukrainians battled for control of the capital, but succumbed to a superior Soviet army.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has asked the US to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Doing so in this kind of international conflict would be unprecedented and might not make sense.
Between a lack of air support, use of older weapons and poor morale overall – it seems Russia isn’t fighting smart.
The history of a humble chapel created by Ukrainian prisoners reminds us of our duty to those refugees now fleeing Putin’s war.
Though the Russian army dwarfs the strength of the Ukrainian army, the underdog has managed to resist during the early days of the Russian invasion. Military reforms are part of the reason.
Zelensky’s call for foreign volunteers to help Ukraine is the latest chapter in a long history of volunteer forces.