Also by Borys Sachalko
May 06, 2022
Bicycle Volunteers Deliver Essentials To The Vulnerable In Ukrainian City Of Mykolayiv
In the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv, a local Red Cross group has formed a group of volunteer cyclists to deliver essentials to vulnerable elderly people. The city is being shelled constantly by Russian forces and water supplies have been severed.
May 03, 2022
Under Shellfire, A Red Cross Team Tries To Evacuate A Ukrainian Village
Current Time reporter Borys Sachalko comes under shellfire as he accompanies a Red Cross team attempting to evacuate a village that lies between Russian-occupied Kherson and Ukrainian-held Mikolayiv in southern Ukraine.
April 28, 2022
Ukrainian Villagers Say Russian Forces Held Them In A School Basement For 28 Days
Residents of the village of Yahidne in Ukraine's northern Chernihiv region say that over 300 of them were held in a school basement for 28 days in March by Russian forces. They say that they were only allowed out once per day for 20 minutes and that several villagers were shot by soldiers.
April 27, 2022
'I Need Some Corpses': Ukrainian Recounts Russians Staging Fake Executions
A Ukrainian man has recounted how Russian troops told him he was about to be executed, before firing close to his ears. He said he was one of a number of men subjected to fake executions in this way while being held captive in a basement.
April 19, 2022
'They Waved Goodbye To Us': Ukrainian Woman Recalls How Russian Soldiers Killed Her Son
A Ukrainian mother tells how her 13-year-old son was killed when she and her children tried to flee a village occupied by Russian forces. Inna says that, at first, Russian troops allowed her family to leave and even waved goodbye, but then opened fire at the cars they were traveling in.
April 11, 2022
'Any Nazis Here?': A Liberated Village Recalls Russian Occupation
More than 40 people were killed during the Russian occupation of Andriyivka, near Kyiv, which has now been liberated by the Ukrainian Army. Locals recall a man being summarily shot after photos of Russian military vehicles were found on his phone.
April 05, 2022
Inside An 'Execution Cellar' In Ukraine
A children's summer camp in Ukraine is the site of another grisly atrocity. In a basement, there were bodies with their hands tied behind their backs and bullet holes in their heads. The Ukrainian authorities said it was a war crime committed by Russian forces.
March 28, 2022
Volunteers Take To Trenches To Protect Ukraine's Capital
A volunteer who calls himself "Havrush" is in a trench, guarding Kyiv from Russian attack. His position is about a kilometer from a village held by Russian forces. Current Time correspondent Borys Sachalko talks with him and other volunteers defending Kyiv.
March 25, 2022
Ukrainian 9th-Grader Recalls How Russian Soldier Killed His Father In Cold Blood
A Ukrainian teenager recalls how a trip to get medicine ended with his unarmed father being gunned down in cold blood by a Russian soldier. Yura and his family have now escaped the war-torn town of Bucha, northwest of Kyiv, and are sheltering at a safe location elsewhere in Ukraine.
March 21, 2022
'They're Killing My City': Shock In Kyiv After Strike On Mall
People in Kyiv voiced shock after a massive Russian air strike destroyed a shopping mall and also hit residential buildings. At least eight people were reported to have been killed. One man, who lives a kilometer away, said: "I have never felt the earth shake like that.... They are killing my city."
March 20, 2022
Taking Calls On Ukraine's Help Line For Russian Military Moms
Khrystyna works on a help line set up by the Ukrainian authorities to provide information to the families of Russian soldiers who are missing in action. Their calls are heartbreaking pleas for help, often with an appeal for forgiveness.
March 16, 2022
Current Time Journalists Come Under Russian Artillery Fire
While embedded with Ukrainian troops, Current Time journalists Borys Sachalko and Ivan Lyubysh-Kirdey came under fire during a Russian artillery assault. They filed this report on March 15 from the combat zone northwest of Kyiv, diving to the ground and scrambling for cover.
March 14, 2022
Kyiv Apartment Building Devastated By Deadly Shell
Kyiv authorities say a Russian shell hit a nine-story residential building in the Obolon district in the early morning hours of March 14. Current Time's Boris Sachalko and Ivan Lubish-Kirdey were on site and spoke with residents of the damaged building.
December 28, 2021
No Phone, No Toilet: Are Ukraine's Bomb Shelters Ready For War?
A recent tour of bomb shelters in Kyiv attracted great interest among journalists, as Russia masses its armed forces on Ukraine's borders. But at one command bunker, the telephones were not working, while another had been taken over by a tattoo parlor.