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At the Crossroads in Ukraine

At 10:30 p.m. Kyiv time, on April 14, by Odesa railway station, a short, middle-aged woman with a boyish salt-and-pepper haircut gets on the long-distance bus to Moldova and cries quietly, sunglasses [...] Continue Reading

Life and Loss in Kherson Two Years On

On Feb. 5, Russian artillery hit a southern regional center, Kherson, killing four civilians. With 70,000 Russian troops concentrated in Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts along the Dnipro River, the [...] Continue Reading

Kherson: A City in Ruins

The city of Kherson, located in the south of Ukraine, is facing extensive destruction due to Russia’s “scorched earth strategy.” This strategy involves the deliberate burning, destruction and removal [...] Continue Reading

Hasidic Rosh Hashanah in Uman

In 2022, amid Russia’s full-scale invasion, more than 23,000 Hasidic Jews marked Rosh Hashanah in Uman, Ukraine—which is, coincidentally, the city of the author’s ancestors. The pilgrims arrived from [...] Continue Reading

A Pearl by the Sea under Attack

On Aug. 14, Odesa faced yet another Russian military assault in the middle of the night. The Russians attacked the southern seaport with 15 Iranian-made Shahed drones and eight Kalibr missiles [...] Continue Reading

To End All Wars, Close All Bases

BY KATHY KELLY (Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the CounterPunch website on May 4. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.) On the few occasions when a government [...] Continue Reading