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Marc Santora
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 26, 2023
China to welcome Belarusian leader, raising concerns over Ukraine
A state visit this week by Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus comes as the U.S. has accused China of preparing to send lethal aid to Russia.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 25, 2023
Russia, Ukraine and the West vow to fight on, in a war with no end in sight
Declaring the resolve to fight on, however, is much easier than mustering the resources and support to do so.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 5, 2023
Russia pushes to take Ukrainian town near a vital supply line
Ukraine has used the strategic town of Vuhledar to launch attacks disrupting transit on a critical rail link between the war’s southern and eastern fronts.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 2, 2022
Brace for bombs, fix and repeat: Ukraine’s grim efforts to restore power
Even as Ukrainian workers race to restore basic services like electricity, heat and water, new Russian airstrikes send them back to the starting line.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 25, 2022
Under missile strikes, Ukrainians haul water, while surgeons work in the dark
Ukraine's engineers and emergency crews work desperately to restore services through snow, freezing rain and blackout conditions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 19, 2022
How was Russia able to launch Its biggest aerial attack on Ukraine?
Western and Ukrainian officials have said Moscow's stockpile of missiles was dwindling. But the assaults this week raise questions about that.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 26, 2022
Russia begins mobilizing Ukrainians to fight against their own country
The drive to compel Ukrainians to battle other Ukrainians is part of a broader, if risky, effort by Moscow to mobilize hundreds of thousands of new fighters.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 19, 2022
Ukraine’s counteroffensive forces face mobilized inmates and drones
Ukraine has been pushing a counteroffensive in the east and south, applying greater pressure to Russian forces, but there is no indication of any mass Russian withdrawal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 15, 2022
Zelenskyy visits a city just miles from the front, underscoring Ukraine’s gains
Russian soldiers fled Izium in a humiliating retreat last week, abandoning tanks, trucks and boxes of ammunition in the streets.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2022
Ukraine attacks Russia along northern front, swiftly making gains
In an address to the nation, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the Ukrainian military had captured scores of villages and large chunks of Russian-occupied territory.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 4, 2022
Renewed shelling puts nuclear plant at risk despite U.N. presence
After Friday's shelling, the plant lost its last primary external power line, forcing it to use a reserve line to prevent meltdowns.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 28, 2022
With disaster looming, inspectors set to visit Ukraine nuclear plant
In a country still haunted by the memory of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, officials urged the public not to panic.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 14, 2022
With new weaponry, Ukraine is subtly shifting its war strategy
Despite massive losses, Russia still holds an advantage over Ukraine in a head-to-head fighting, but Ukraine is waging the war on its own terms.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 13, 2022
Shelling of Ukraine nuclear plant raising fears and outrage
The war in Ukraine has had no shortage of devastation, yet the repeated shelling of the sprawling Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in recent days has particularly roused widespread fears.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 31, 2022
Ukraine calls for investigation into prisoner deaths as outrage grows
The explosion is particularly painful for the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy because many of the dead had fought to defend Mariupol.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 3, 2022
As war rages into its 100th day, Russia now controls a fifth of Ukraine
Though battered, depleted and repulsed from their initial drive to capture the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Russian troops have used their superior artillery power to make new gains.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2022
Ukrainian holdouts in Mariupol surrender to an uncertain fate
The surrender directive, issued late Monday, made the soldiers prisoners and ended the most protracted battle so far of the nearly 3-month-old Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 11, 2022
Ukraine war’s geographic reality: Russia has seized much of the east
Despite flawed planning, poor intelligence, barbarity and wanton destruction, Putin's forces have made significant gains on the ground.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 26, 2022
Emboldened by Ukraine’s grit, U.S. wants to see Russia weakened
The U.S. not only wants to thwart the Russian invasion but also aims to weaken Russia so that it can no longer carry out such military aggression anywhere.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 13, 2022
The Russians might have expected a warm welcome. Instead the mayor labeled them ‘occupiers.’
On Friday evening, invading Russian soldiers threw a bag over the mayor of Melitopol's head and dragged him from his government office.

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