‘Absurd' war in Ukraine's separatist territory
The Straits Times|January 25, 2022
Ruslan Chebotayev was just 10 years old when pro-Russian separatists seized his hometown in eastern Ukraine, sparking fighting that he and other teenagers say has robbed them of hope and prospects.

The sounds of shelling punctuate life around the industrial city of Donetsk, where younger residents are used to tanks rumbling down their streets and a curfew bringing an eerie quiet.

“Throughout my childhood in Donetsk, I heard the war – shelling, tanks rolling around the city,” Ruslan told Agence FrancePresse, snow blanketing the warscarred city. “I’ve wanted peace for a long time. I’m fed up with the fighting,” said the 17-year-old student with auburn hair.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the newspaper

MORE STORIES FROM THE STRAITS TIMESView All

Work starts on Minion Land attraction at Universal Studios

Set to open in 2024, it is part of moves to revive tourism and will feature exclusive ride

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

US senators seek common ground on gun laws but stark divide persists

Democrats and some Republicans in the US Senate have discussed tightening reviews of gun buyers following the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade, although members of both parties acknowledge action is unlikely.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

WHO countries want better guard against next pandemic

They seek progress on filling gaps in alertness and readiness that helped viruses spread worldwide

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

Concerns over China override Quad partners' differences with India on Russia, say analysts

The recent leaders' meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) on Tuesday showed that members appeared to have agreed to disagree on Russia for now, amid the larger focus on countering the rise of China, said analysts.

3 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

Some residents worry about size of new flats, others happy to move

News that his four-room flat would be acquired came as a shock to retired technician Aluwi Mohammedan, who has been living in Block 212 Marsiling Crescent for more than 20 years.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

Affected residents can opt to make 2km move

Replacement flats in Woodlands Street 13 are a 10-minute walk from Marsiling MRT station

3 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

S'pore, Japan pledge to work together to preserve peace

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his visiting Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong pledged to work together to preserve regional peace and stability at their summit yesterday.

1 min read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

FairPrice has 4 months' stockpile of frozen chicken, with more on the way

People urged not to panic buy, with Singapore having adequate supplies Timothy Goh FairPrice has a stockpile of frozen chicken that can last for about four months, with another two months of supply on the way.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

100,000 S'poreans' DNA, genes to be mapped for database

The Republic is embarking on a mission to map the DNA and the complete set of genes of 100,000 Singaporeans to unravel clues that will further the population's health and well-being.

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022

9 HDB blocks acquired for Checkpoint expansion

Larger capacity will accommodate surge in traffic, cut travel time at Woodlands

2 mins read
The Straits Times
May 27, 2022
RELATED STORIES

THEIR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT

The truth is kryptonite for authoritarians and oligarchs-in Russia, and here at home.

4 mins read
Mother Jones
May/June 2022

“THEY'RE NOT HUMAN BEINGS”

Ukraine and the words that lead to mass murder

10+ mins read
The Atlantic
June 2022

DETAILED ‘OPEN SOURCE' NEWS INVESTIGATIONS ARE CATCHING ON

One of the more striking pieces of journalism from the Ukraine war featured intercepted radio transmissions from Russian soldiers indicating an invasion in disarray, their conversations even interrupted by a hacker literally whistling “Dixie.”

5 mins read
AppleMagazine
May 13, 2022

Daddy, The Dictator

Vladimir Putin is fiercely protective of his private life. But could his adult daughters be his Achilles heel?

4 mins read
YOU South Africa
12 May 2022

DJI HALTS RUSSIA, UKRAINE BUSINESS TO PREVENT DRONE MISUSE

Drone company DJI Technology Co has temporarily suspended business activities in Russia and Ukraine to prevent use of its drones in combat, in a rare case of a Chinese company pulling out of Russia because of the war.

1 min read
Techlife News
April 30, 2022

William Ruger on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

WILLIAM RUGER, WHO holds a Ph.D. in politics specializing in foreign policy, is the newly appointed president of the American Institute for Economic Research. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, he was a prominent voice in calling for U.S. withdrawal from that country. He was picked by former President Donald Trump to be ambassador to Afghanistan, but his nomination was never voted on.

2 mins read
Reason magazine
June 2022

AFTER the WAR

IN THE AFTERMATH OF RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE, IT’S TIME FOR EUROPE TO STEP UP AND AMERICA TO STEP BACK.

10+ mins read
Reason magazine
June 2022

SEAGAL UNDER SIEGE TO KISS PUTIN'S PIGGIES!

Action star forced into servitude as Russia's puppet

2 mins read
National Enquirer
May 02, 2022

The Pen Is Mightier

Horrified by the war in Ukraine, artisan pen makers across the globe are using their skills to make a difference.

7 mins read
PEN WORLD
April 2022

There Is No Liberal World Order

Unless democracies defend themselves the forces of autocracy will destroy them.

9 mins read
The Atlantic
May 2022