Also by Oleksandr Yankovskiy
May 02, 2022
'They Described How I Would Die In Agony': Ukrainian Journalist Recounts His Brutal Week As A Russian Prisoner
In March, Ukrainian journalist Oleh Baturin was abducted in the Russia-occupied Kherson region and held prisoner for eight days. He told RFE/RL about the beatings, interrogations, and mistreatment he endured as retaliation for his reporting.
April 24, 2022
Officials, Activists Document Allegations Of War Crimes In Occupied Parts Of Ukraine
Ukrainian officials and human rights monitors are documenting allegations of murder, torture, abduction, rape, looting, and other crimes by Russian forces occupying southern and eastern regions of the country, even as fighting intensifies.
April 13, 2022
'Smashed To Pieces': Besieged Mariupol Teeters On The Brink
For weeks, civilians and defenders of Ukraine's Azov Sea port of Mariupol have been trapped inside the besieged city, which Russia sees as a crucial strategic goal. As the Russians press their attack, efforts to evacuate civilians and provide humanitarian aid are being stymied.
March 16, 2022
In A Ukrainian Region Occupied By Russian Forces, People Are Disappearing. Locals Fear It's About To Get Worse.
Dozens, perhaps scores, of people -- activists, bloggers, and others -- have gone missing in one southern Ukrainian region since Russian forces moved in and occupied the capital. Locals fear the worst -- and fear it’s only going to get worse.
March 12, 2022
Shortages Of Cash, Food, Gas: Mayor Of Ukrainian Town Describes Two Weeks Behind Russian Lines
The southern Ukrainian town of Oleshky was seized by Russian forces on the first day of Moscow’s invasion. The town’s mayor tells RFE/RL that “the situation has stabilized,” but he anticipates shortages of medicine and gasoline in the next few days.