Emmanuel Peuchot
Ukrainian serviceman Mykola, 42, jammer specialist of the "Achilles" drone battalion of the 92nd assault brigade, sets the antenna of a drone signal jamming system on an armored four-wheel-drive vehicle, in an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region on April 30.
May 23, 2024
Signal jammers offer hope as drones shape Ukraine's battlefields
More than two years into Russia's invasion, the devices have become essential for Ukrainian forces.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an interview at the Presidential Office in Kyiv on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
May 18, 2024
Zelenskyy warns Russia could step up offensive
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Kyiv would only accept a "fair peace" despite the West's calls for a quick solution.
A woman walks down a street near anti-tank barricades amid a snowfall in central Kyiv on Dec. 7, 2022. The first snow of 2023 fell last week, signaling the start of the second winter of war for Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 21, 2023
Cold, mud and mice: Ukraine enters second winter of war
The first winter was harsh, but servicemen said they have learned to manage, particularly by installing heating.
A Ukrainian serviceman walks near a destroyed Ukrainian tank, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, on Friday.
Aug 31, 2023
Ukraine says gains on southern front pave way to Crimea
Progress has been costly and staggered, but Ukrainian forces announced they had pushed through key Russian defensive lines this week.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2023
Smartwatches offer lifeline for deaf Ukrainians
People with hearing disabilities in the country are vulnerable because they cannot hear air sirens sounded over loudspeakers or on phone applications, and cannot shout to guide rescuers.
Japan Times
Dec 8, 2022
Snipers and icy water: Ukrainians risk Dnieper River crossings
Russian troops retreated from the southern city of Kherson last month to the other side of the Dnieper, but their snipers and artillery are still trained along the broad river.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2022
Defiance by candlelight as Kyiv adapts to blackouts
For much of the past month, Russian strikes have heavily targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure, severely damaging the electricity network.
Japan Times
Nov 5, 2022
'Never again': Ukraine bolsters defenses near Belarus-Russia borders
After Moscow's invasion from the north in the early days of the war and subsequent retreat, Ukraine has been watching its northern borders with Belarus and Russia closely to avoid a repeat.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2022
Kyiv assesses toll from drone strikes as Russian warplane crashes
Moscow is thought to be trying to counter battlefield losses in its eight-month war in Ukraine by waging a punitive policy of striking energy facilities before winter.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals