How a Ukrainian teacher helped students escape Russia’s invasion, and still graduate: NPR

Russian soldiers left graffiti in the school in Borodyanka, a town outside of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. Anya Kamenetz / NPR hide caption toggle caption Anya Kamenetz / NPR Russian soldiers left graffiti in the school in Borodyanka, a town outside of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. Anya Kamenetz / NPR BORODYANKA, Ukraine – Viktoria Timoshenko’s biology classroom … Read more

Russia tries to rebound in Ukraine as prospects for victory fade

Placeholder while article actions load The Russian military, mired in a war with no end in sight, is attempting to resuscitate its sputtering offensive in Ukraine, firing commanders, splitting combat units into smaller formations, and redoubling its reliance on artillery and other long-range weapons. The shift comes nearly three months after Russian and American officials … Read more

Exclusive: Russian officer reveals why he risked it all to quit Putin’s war in Ukraine

“We were dirty and tired. People around us were dying. I didn’t want to feel like I was part of it, but I was a part of it,” the officer told CNN. He said he went to find his commander and resigned his commission on the spot. CNN is not naming the officer or including … Read more

Russia presses Donbas offensive as Polish leader visits Kyiv

POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) – Russia pressed its offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region Sunday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the outcome of the grueling conflict would determine whether his country’s fate lies with the West or under Moscow’s domination. After declaring its full control of a sprawling seaside steel plant that was the last … Read more

Vatican airs dirty laundry in trial over London property

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican’s sprawling financial trial may not have produced any convictions yet or any new smoking guns as prosecutors work through a first round of questioning of the 10 suspects accused of fleeing the Holy See of tens of millions of euros. But testimony so far has provided plenty of insights … Read more