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What Russia really wants from its summer offensive

What Russia really wants from its summer offensive

The attack came in the early hours of Friday morning, about 15 miles northeast of the Kharkiv city ring road.  But neither the time nor the place were a surprise.  For weeks, Ukrainian officials had been warning of a new Russian offensive some time in May. Russian propagandists, Ukrainian military analysts, and even armchair observers...

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Ukraine-Russia war live: 100-mile US glide bombs fail in Ukraine

Ukraine-Russia war live: 100-mile US glide bombs fail in Ukraine

Modern battle tanks are weapons of shock and awe. They are best used manoeuvring around the battlefield at speeds of up to 50mph and delivering devastatingly accurate strikes with their 120mm cannons. But in Ukraine they have been deployed on the frontline more as mobile pillboxes or as 60-ton sniper rifles. This is why it...

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Russia continues striking Ukraine’s energy infrastructure – Ukraine: The Latest podcast

Russia continues striking Ukraine’s energy infrastructure – Ukraine: The Latest podcast

Listen to Ukraine: the Latest, The Telegraph’s daily podcast, using the audio player at the top of this article or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app. War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical –...

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Ukraine’s greatest victory becomes another countless victim of Russia’s war

Ukraine’s greatest victory becomes another countless victim of Russia’s war

Anton Tatochenko, 24, told The Telegraph that living in Kherson was now “like a permanent lottery game, where the max prize is life”. “If you don’t accept the fact that tomorrow may not come, you just can’t get over it mentally.” Mr Tatochenko said that the moment he saw Ukrainian military vehicles rolling through the...

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Ukraine-Russia was latest: Ukraine sends in fresh forces to save Avdiivka

Ukraine-Russia was latest: Ukraine sends in fresh forces to save Avdiivka

Ukraine is reinforcing the embattled eastern city of Avdiivka with “fresh forces”, a top commander has said. Brig Gen Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of the Tavriia army group, said: “We strengthen the blocking line, set up additional firing positions, and use fresh effective forces. Logistical delivery continues.” The commander added Russian forces were attempting to...

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Zelensky sacks army chief Valery Zaluzhny in major shake-up

Zelensky sacks army chief Valery Zaluzhny in major shake-up

Tensions spilled into public last November when the general described the war as a “stalemate” in an interview with The Economist – a statement instantly derided by Mr Zelensky and his camp. Around the same time, the president’s office removed one of Gen Zaluzhny’s deputies and sacked the head of Ukraine’s medical forces with little...