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Recruits attend military training at a firing range in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia in October 2022, eight months into Russia’s war in Ukraine. The mobilization of recruits was a sign of Russian acknowledgement that it was engaged in full-fledged war, not a ‘special military operation.’ (AP Photo)

Why Russia’s war in Ukraine today is so different from a year ago

Russia’s army in Ukraine is fighting a much more artillery-intensive and methodical war than it was almost a year ago.
Residents watch a burning infrastructure project hit during a massive Russian drone night strike in Kyiv, Ukraine, in December 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Russia is using drones to target Ukrainian electricity and erode morale

With electricity in Ukraine constantly disrupted by Russian attacks, the Ukrainian population faces a difficult choice — to remain in the country under such conditions, or flee abroad.
Polish police officers search for missile wreckage in a farmer’s field near where a missile struck, killing two people in the village of Przewodów near the border with Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine war: Why the missile incident in Poland is a warning of things to come

The recent military mishap in Poland shows such incidents are bound to happen near war zones. We should be ready for them.
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Armenia-Azerbaijan: an intermittent war as a way of life

The on-again, off-again war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has been raging for 30 years and has been tilting back and forth. Armenia accused Azerbaijan a few days ago of opening fire on its positions on the border when EU experts went to the area to try to find peace.
Ukrainian firefighters battling flames at a power station hit by Russian missiles. Serhii Mykhalchuk/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images

Crippling civilian infrastructure has long been part of Russian generals’ playbook – Putin is merely expanding that approach

In the face of Russian military setbacks at the hands of a dogged opposition army, Russian President Vladimir Putin is focusing on targets that will put psychological pressure on the Ukrainian nation.
A group of Russians smile at the border crossing Verkhny Lars between Georgia and Russia on Sept. 23, 2022. Long lines of vehicles have formed at border crossings into Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to bolster his troops in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)

Russians flee the draft as the reality of the war in Ukraine hits home

Russians crossing land borders into Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Georgia to avoid being drafted into the Ukraine war are experiencing very different receptions.

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