Former Moscow-affiliated church claims religious persecution as security raids flare

CNN — The vertically shot video published last November shows no weapons, battlefield atrocities, or even soldiers. But the sound of a patriotic Russian song echoing through a church on the famous grounds of Kiev’s Lavra Monastery seemed to open a new front in Ukraine’s war with Russia. The church belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox … Read more

How Ukraine Became a Laboratory for Western Weapons and Innovation on the Battlefield

CNN — Last fall, as Ukraine retook large swaths of territory in a series of counter-attacks, it bombarded Russian troops with US-made artillery and missiles. Leading some of that artillery was a homemade targeting system Ukraine had developed on the battlefield. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into … Read more

Russian airstrikes reported across Ukraine, including ‘attack on capital’

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine on Saturday as Russia launched another series of missile strikes across the country. Rockets and explosions were heard everywhere from Lviv in the west; Kharkov in the northeast; Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro in the southeast; Myokalev in the south; and Kharkiv in the northeast, officials said. … Read more

Unexploded grenade removed from the chest of a wounded Ukrainian soldier

CNN — A wounded Ukrainian soldier successfully removed an unexploded grenade from his chest earlier this week, according to the country’s military doctors. Photos shared Monday on the Ukrainian military medics’ Facebook page included an X-ray of the soldier’s upper body with the grenade visible. The operation was fraught with danger. Doctors feared that the … Read more