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Senior Lt. Yuriy Fedorenko, popularly known by his call sign Achilles, leader of the Ukrainian Army's best-performing drone unit, is surrounded by an arsenal of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on May 4.
WORLD
May 26, 2024
Drones have offered last line of defense for a strategic Ukrainian town
Drone unit has been the main constraint on the Russian attempt to seize Chasiv Yar on Ukraine’s teetering eastern front.
A member of a Ukrainian artillery crew stores munitions at a firing position near the town of Vovchansk, in the northern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, on May 19. Two classified Ukrainian reports show that some U.S. precision-guided weapons are vulnerable to electronic warfare, an element in Ukraine's recent battlefield setbacks.
WORLD
May 26, 2024
Some U.S. weapons stymied by Russian jamming in Ukraine
Two classified Ukrainian reports show that some U.S. precision-guided weapons are vulnerable to electronic warfare, an element in Ukraine’s recent battlefield setbacks.
Ukrainian commandos known as Kukhar (left), 23, and Askold, 38, who conceal their identities, in a bare office used as a safe house in Kyiv on Oct. 5. Inside the commando raids unnerving Russia in Crimea; the lightning assaults are part of a larger campaign using drones and missiles to degrade Russian forces and demoralize the public.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
Inside the commando raids unnerving Russia in Crimea
The lightning assaults are part of a larger campaign using drones and missiles to degrade Russian forces and demoralize the public.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 14, 2022
Armenia and Azerbaijan clash raises fears of broader conflict
The long-simmering conflict last flared in 2020, when Moscow brokered a ceasefire. Now some wonder what Russia might do next.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 22, 2021
The Sea of Marmara, a ‘sapphire’ of Turkey, is choking from pollution
The Marmara has been sickening for a long time, and this year, it suffered a paroxysm that choked its waters and suffocated marine life.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 28, 2020
Battered Turkish economy puts a powerful Erdogan to the test
Turks had been grappling with a falling currency and double-digit inflation for two years when the pandemic hit in March, sharply worsening the country's deep recession.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 24, 2020
In Azerbaijan, pain and loss drive war fever
As dusk fell, the sound of wailing carried on the soft evening breeze. Women filled the courtyard of a small house, keening over a coffin draped in the national flag. Men clustered in hushed groups in the narrow alley outside.

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