Julius Strauss

Bucha and the dark echoes of Srebrenica

6 April 2022 8:49 pm

High on a hillside not far from the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica the remains of dozens of young Muslim…

Russian cruelty has been laid bare

4 April 2022 9:15 pm

It was 2 a.m. when Russian gunmen broke in and took away 21-year-old Milana Ozdoyeva. When Sara, her three-year-old daughter,…

Has Putin finally handed over control to his generals?

30 March 2022 4:48 pm

Russia has signalled that, a month into a war that it expected to take a few days, it would begin…

The terrifying prospect of Putin escalating the war

22 March 2022 11:21 pm

Battered Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second most populous city, is showing no signs of falling. The column of Russian tanks outside Kiev…

Putin and the Muslim world

21 March 2022 1:02 am

Several thousand Muslim Chechen fighters are reportedly massing on the edge of Kiev. Syrian volunteers, filmed this week holding assault…

Ukrainians fear Chechen fighters. Russian soldiers hate them

16 March 2022 6:00 pm

Residents fleeing the Kiev suburb of Bucha reported Chechens machine-gunning cars, even those with the word ‘children’written in their windscreens.…

Putin is bored

9 March 2022 6:00 pm

At the beginning of this year, Vladimir Putin was sitting comfortably in the Kremlin: his legacy so far a steady…

Putin's next move

23 February 2022 6:30 pm

Budapest Russian troops, many apparently without insignia, began advancing into the disputed Donbas region yesterday. The question now is how…

Letter from Odessa: life on the front line of a new Cold War

29 January 2022 9:00 am

‘God Save the Queen’ trended on Ukrainian social media over the weekend. ‘As a Brit in Kiev I have never…