Accessibility links

Breaking News

Fighting In The Streets: Ukrainian Reservists Hold Urban Warfare Drills In Kyiv

Reservists from the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces trained on the streets of Kyiv on August 9 to practice defending the capital and key government buildings. Kyiv and several Ukrainian cities have recently formed local defense units to prepare civilians in the event they need to take up arms.

Ukraine's military is trying to bolster readiness and learn from past mistakes in the eastern Donbas region where Russia-backed fighters seized territory in 2014.

16x9 Image


RFE/RL journalists report the news in 27 languages in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.