Daryna Krasnolutska
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an event in Kyiv on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2024
Zelenskyy says 31,000 troops killed as Ukraine seeks U.S. aid decision within month
The Ukrainian president said that 2024 will determine how the war will end, and called U.S. elections in November a potential tipping point.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy takes a video in front of a road sign with the words "Avdiivka this is Ukraine" as he visits in the front-line town of Avdiivka Donets region, Ukraine, on Dec. 29.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
Zelenskyy’s ugly fight with top general exposes split in Ukraine
The Ukrainian president's public fallout with commander-in-chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi has come at the worst possible time.
Commander in Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi. Ukraine's top general refused to step down Monday at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who is seeking to reinvigorate his military after Ukraine’s counteroffensive fizzled in the fall, according to people familiar with the discussions.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 2, 2024
After failed counteroffensive, Ukraine’s top general feuds with Zelenskyy
Valeriy Zaluzhnyi refused to step down Monday at a meeting with the Ukrainian president, leaving the pair at odds with U.S. military support in question.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine's president, speaks during a news conference in Kyiv in Nov. 21.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Zelenskyy faces manpower dilemma in Ukraine’s stalled offensive
Both sides have recruitment issues almost two years into the war
A Ukrainian soldier during a live fire training exercise in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on Oct. 26. The outbreak of the conflict in the Middle East has raised questions about allies’ ability to remain focused on supporting Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 17, 2023
Zelenskyy says artillery to Ukraine slowed by Israel-Hamas war
The outbreak of the conflict in the Middle East has raised questions about allies’ ability to remain focused on supporting Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 22, 2023
Zelenskyy under pressure as Ukraine's allies shift priorities
Allies are pushing the Ukrainian leader to turn his attention to what kind of country will emerge from the war, even as Kyiv struggles for a breakthrough.
Bulk carrier cargo ships at anchor in the Black Sea before entering the Sulina Canal, a river channel between the Danube River and the Black Sea, near Sulina, Romania, on Sunday.
Jul 25, 2023
Russian attack highlights risk to Ukraine’s last grain export route
The collapse of the Black Sea grain deal last week and Russia’s subsequent attacks on Odesa ports spurred expectations that Kyiv will have to double down on alternative routes.
Women and children fleeing Ukraine gather in Przemysl train station on March 2, 2022.
Jul 24, 2023
Ukraine needs its women back for a shot at economic recovery
Failure to persuade any of the 2.8 million working-age women who have fled the country to return would cost Ukraine 10% of its annual prewar gross domestic product.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
Ukraine reports slow counteroffensive progress as its forces attack supply lines
Kyiv said its forces have advanced up to a kilometer on the southern front.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2023
Ukraine has decimated its oligarchs, but now fears new ones
Key allies from Group of Seven nations are pressing the government in Kyiv to resume reform programs now.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2022
Zelenskyy urges U.S. Congress to help Ukraine turn the corner in war
Zelenskyy told lawmakers in the House of Representatives chamber that he hoped they would continue to support Ukraine on a bipartisan basis.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2022
One missile shook Ukraine’s grain trade. Another might kill it.
If Russia doesn't renew a grain deal that allowed Ukraine back into global markets, it could send prices soaring again and savage Ukrainian farms.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2022
Ukraine’s TV comedian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy finds his role as wartime leader
Zelenskyy may be among the least likely wartime leaders the world has known, yet heu2019s winning praise in the role just when his political fortunes had been dwindling.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2022
Ukraine says It suffered worst DDoS attack in standoff
The DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service, attack began Tuesday and continued into Wednesday with the goal of causing mass confusion.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves