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A Russian fighter burns after being shot down over Ukraine in March 2022. Via social media Ukrainian troops have brought down 278 Russian aircraft in the eight months since Russia widened its war on Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, said last week. That’s almost certainly an exaggeration. But not by…

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, and White House national security adviser Jake … [+] Sullivan shake hands during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP) Ukrainian Presidential Press Office Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 256. As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources…

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Topline Former banking tycoon Oleg Tinkov renounced his Russian citizenship, he announced on Instagram Monday, months after the ex-billionaire accused the Kremlin of forcing him to sell his stake in Russia’s second-largest bank over his refusal to tow the government’s line on its invasion of Ukraine. Oleg Tinkov has renounced his Russian citizenship in protest…

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A Ukrainian tank in the Donbas mud. Ukrainian defense ministry photo There are two winters in Ukraine. The first, in the final couple months of the year, are cold—but not cold enough for a deep freeze. That means mud. Deep, sticky, frigid mud. “Wet cold,” is how the U.S. Army described it in an official…

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BAKHMUT, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 27: Ukrainian civilians ride their bikes near partially collapsed … [+] buildings in Bakhmut city, where the most violent conflicts take place in Ukraine on October 27, 2022. Massive explosions can be heard in the city center of Bakhmut, where warplanes fly low and armies of Ukraine and Russia use artillery…

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