Also by Yaroslav Krechko
December 05, 2022
Gepard Antiaircraft Systems From Germany Target Iranian Drones Over Ukraine
Ukrainian troops say Gepard mobile antiaircraft systems donated by Germany have proven effective at stopping Russian-operated drones made in Iran. The Ukrainian crews say they can detect the drones at a distance of 16 kilometers.
October 19, 2022
Old NATO Howitzers Are A New Weapon For Ukrainian Artillerists
The FH70 155-millimeter howitzer has been used by NATO countries for over 40 years. The letters and number actually stand for Field Howitzer for the 1970s. Ukrainian forces first got their hands on them courtesy of Italy in May and received training in Estonia.
August 12, 2022
Bodies Of Russian Mercenaries Litter Field After Donetsk Battle With Ukrainian Army
Ukrainian soldiers say they found bodies on the battlefield with uniforms bearing Grim Reaper patches near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region and a slogan that is a calling card for the Vagner Group, a Russian-allied mercenary paramilitary organization.
August 09, 2022
Made In Ukraine: Anti-Tank Missiles Take On Russian Armored Units
The Ukrainian-made Stuhna-P anti-tank missile system is proving an effective asset in the fight against Russian armor. Video shot by a Ukrainian soldier shows a strike on a Russian target. A commander compared the Stuhna-P with U.S.-made Javelin missiles, which reportedly cost three times more.
August 09, 2022
Ukraine Unleashes A 'Hurricane' Of Rockets Against Russian Forces
Ukrainian soldiers say there's a "big difference" when using the Bureviy multiple-launch rocket system, a modernized version of the Soviet-era Uragan system. The Bureviy system now sits on a Czech-built Tatra truck, which Ukrainian soldiers say provides greater mobility and off-road capabilities.
June 28, 2022
'Run This Russian Over!' Ukrainian Tank Crew Recounts Battle
"They are looting toilet bowls and women's underwear," says a Ukrainian soldier in a dismissive assessment of Russian forces. Soldiers from the Ukrainian 3rd Separate Tank Brigade spoke to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service about their experiences in battle in eastern Ukraine.
March 18, 2022
Ukraine's Zhytomyr Region Reels From 'Very Scary' Russian Attacks
Ukraine's Zhytomyr region, west of Kyiv, has been hard-hit by Russian shelling and missiles. Dozens died as civilian areas were hit, and residents regularly need to scramble for shelter. RFE/RL correspondent Yaroslav Krechko went to the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr on March 16.
June 23, 2020
Why Is A Czech Firm Selling Furniture In Separatist-Controlled Donetsk?
Questions have arisen over whether a Czech firm may have violated EU sanctions after two former Czech mercenaries who fought on the side of Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine filmed a video at the firm's store in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk.