Last week, the world was shocked and horrified by images of crimes perpetrated by the Russian army in towns and villages near the Ukrainian capital. These outrages were not limited to the hamlet of Bucha. The 400 inhabitants of Lukashovka, a tiny village near Chernihiv, didn’t escape the brutality of the Russian “liberators;” neither did… Continue reading April 10th — Lukashovka’s desecrated church; Izyum’s imminent destruction
Ukrainian officials have now issued a warning: the people of Kharkiv must evacuate. Russian forces continue to bombard the city center. According to military analysts and intelligence reports, it seems likely that Kharkiv will become the target of a massive Russian military operation, possibly as a form of revenge for Ukraine’s successful defense of Kyiv.… Continue reading April 7th — Kharkiv: Clouds gather over a Constructivist palace.
On March 28th, Ukrainian forces liberated Trostianets, a small town in the northeast corner of the country, from its Russian occupiers. Trostianets was under military occupation for thirty days. While a damage assessment is in progress — a job complicated by the mines left by the retreating Russian troops — some things are already clear.… Continue reading April 1 — The sad fate of Trostianets, confirmed; and a visit with the ghosts of Huliaipole