LVIV, Ukraine — Days after Ukrainian officials confirmed that their forces had retreated from the devastated industrial city of Sievierodonetsk, the city’s exiled mayor on Monday painted a bleak picture of life for those who remain there, in a pocket of the east where Russian forces have focused their attentionContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Weeks after their dramatic escape from Kabul, tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to be resettled in the United States remain on military bases across the country and overseas as medical and security screenings slow the process. A small but worrisome measles outbreak has contributed to the delays,Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — Weeks after their dramatic escape from Kabul, tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to be resettled in the United States remain on military bases across the country and overseas as medical and security screenings slow the process. A small but worrisome measles outbreak has contributed to the delays,Continue Reading

LYSYCHANSK, Ukraine — Vicious fighting raged in Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday after the destruction of a key bridge there in recent days all but cut off the Ukrainian troops fighting to hold the strategically important eastern city. In the neighboring city of Lysychansk, separated from Sievierodonetsk by a river, Ukrainian forcesContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has cleared the crew of an American military C-17 cargo plane that took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last August with people hanging onto the wings, during the frenzied days of the Afghanistan evacuation. Twin reviews of the harrowing incident, in whichContinue Reading

The sounds of war echo throughout Bakhmut, a largely deserted city in eastern Ukraine, just 10 miles from the front. Even with a trained ear, it is hard to tell what artillery fire is outgoing or incoming. The terror can be all the more acute for the vulnerable and thoseContinue Reading

Amid the roar of artillery and bone-rattling explosions, New York Times photographers have borne graphic witness to the fight to survive. These are their stories and images. Photographs and Text by Lynsey Addario, Finbarr O’Reilly and Ivor Prickett June 1, 2022 Through the three months of Russia’s invasion, New York TimesContinue Reading

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities announced late Monday an end to their combat operation in the besieged city of Mariupol, where Ukrainian fighters have held out for weeks in the face of near-constant Russian bombardment. The military ordered the remaining troops who had been sheltering beneath a steel factory thereContinue Reading

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Turkey is working to negotiate an exit for the wounded Ukrainian soldiers sheltering in the bunkers of a steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, but its efforts have been complicated by the fluidity of the fighting on the ground and because neither Russia nor UkraineContinue Reading

On a fleet of city buses, flanked by white United Nations and Red Cross vehicles, just over 150 women and children who sheltered for weeks in the belly of Mariupol’s sprawling steelworks, amid the horror of an incessant Russian bombing campaign, arrived on Tuesday at the parking lot of aContinue Reading