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Pavel Polityuk
For Pavel Polityuk's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
An employee operates at a production facility of Zaporizhstal Iron and Steel Works, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, this month.
BUSINESS / Companies / ANALYSIS
Oct 27, 2023
Ukraine's once-mighty steel sector choked by export blockade
Until producers can get steel to markets via the Black Sea, where Russia continues to pose a threat to shipping, there is little prospect of recovery.
A building of the Black Sea Danube shipping company destroyed during a Russian drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Izmail, Ukraine, on Wednesday.
WORLD
Aug 3, 2023
Global grain prices rise after Russian strike on Danube port
The drone attacks destroyed buildings in the port of Izmail and halted ships in defiance of a de-facto blockade Russia reimposed in mid-July.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 20, 2023
Ukraine preparing 'biggest blow' after reclaiming villages, Kyiv says
A Ukrainian deputy minister said forces had retaken Piatykhatky, a settlement on a heavily fortified part of the front line near the most direct route to the country"s Azov Sea coast.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 11, 2023
Russia pounds Ukraine's front line as leak prompts questions over counteroffensive
Ukrainian officials played down a report that Kyiv is amending plans following the unauthorized release of classified U.S. documents.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 6, 2023
Ukraine pushes for Western warplane 'coalition'
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Poland would help form a coalition of Western powers to supply warplanes to Kyiv, as his fighters continued to defend Bakhmut.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 30, 2023
Ukraine says Russian forces make progress in front-line city of Bakhmut
Bakhmut and surrounding towns in the eastern industrial region of Donetsk have been the focal point of assault for much of the 13-month-long invasion by Russia.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 9, 2023
Facing minefields and cash crunch, Ukraine farmers to sow smaller crop
Ukrainian farmers, who began planting spring crops last week, earn less than before as buyers factor in the war"s higher costs and risks, giving them little incentive to maximize output.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2023
Ukraine prioritizes holding the line as global security leaders gather
NATO alliance officials this week discussed the need for more military hardware for Kyiv, and Britain and Poland agreed that support should be stepped up.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2023
Zelenskyy urges speedy help from allies as Russia pounds Ukraine's east
Leader says Russia is in a hurry to achieve as much as it can before Ukraine and its allies can gather strength.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 9, 2023
Zelenskyy takes pitch for weapons and EU membership to Brussels
Following a surprise visit to Washington in December, the trip was the Ukrainian leader"s second-known time out of his country since the war began.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 3, 2023
Russian anger grows over strike that killed dozens of troops in Ukraine
In a rare disclosure, Russia's defense ministry said 63 soldiers had died on New Year's Eve in the fiery blast that destroyed a temporary barracks in a former vocational college in Makiivka.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 2, 2023
Russian drones attack critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv, officials say
Ukrainian forces shot down 45 Iranian-made Sahed drones fired by Russia on the first night of the year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday evening.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2022
Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack
Waves of Russian air strikes in recent months targeting energy infrastructure have left millions of people without power and heating in often freezing temperatures.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 27, 2022
Moscow's ultimatum: Ukraine fulfills its proposals or army will decide
Kyiv and its Western allies have dismissed Putin's offer to talk, with his forces battering Ukrainian towns with missiles and rockets
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 16, 2022
Russia rains missiles on Ukraine's infrastructure, forcing power shutdowns
The latest Russian assault followed warnings from Ukrainian officials that Moscow plans a new all-out offensive early next year.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 13, 2022
Fighting rages in east Ukraine as G7 considers more air defense for Kyiv
The G7 promised to "meet Ukraine's urgent requirements" after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to the group's virtual meeting.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 6, 2022
Ukraine warns of emergency blackouts after more missile hits
The warning came as Moscow accused Kyiv of attacking deep inside Russia with drones.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 17, 2022
Ukraine's sparse wheat plantings sow further trouble for global food security
Another poor crop in Ukraine would mean global stocks would not recover for at least another year, ensuring prices remain high and markets volatile.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 1, 2022
Putin says power grid strikes were in response to Crimea drone attack
The Russian leader told reporters on Monday that Ukrainian drones had used the same marine corridors that grain ships transited under a U.N.-brokered deal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 31, 2022
U.N., Turkey and Ukraine press ahead with Black Sea grain deal despite Russian pullout
Russia, which invaded Ukraine on. Feb 24, on Saturday halted its role in the Black Sea deal for an "indefinite term," cutting shipments from one of the world's top grain exporters.

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