Julius Strauss

Ukraine’s plight is getting more desperate by the day

20 April 2024 4:00 pm

Driving into the bomb-damaged eastern Ukrainian town of Kostiantynivka you can hear the impacts from the big Russian guns and…

Putin wants to create an unliveable no man’s land in Ukraine

13 April 2024 5:00 pm

The residents of Velyka Pysarivka had almost finished renovating their municipal library. They laid the floor with large white tiles,…

Despite Russia’s intensifying attacks, Kharkiv carries on

7 April 2024 3:52 am

Irina Kotenko, 53, was already awake when a Russian drone crashed into the roof of her three-story building at 1…

Should Ukrainians stop speaking Russian?

16 April 2023 5:00 pm

A young woman called Lyudmila walks into a cafe in Odessa, the southern Ukrainian city. Her phone is switched on…

The bodies keep the score in Lviv

9 April 2023 5:31 pm

Lviv, Ukraine At the Lychakiv cemetery in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv the bodies keep the score. Within its…

The team recovering Ukraine’s dead soldiers

11 February 2023 9:00 am

The team recovering Ukraine’s dead soldiers

Letter from Transylvania

28 January 2023 9:00 am

The looming battle for Chasiv Yar

26 January 2023 4:07 am

In the eastern Ukrainian town of Chasiv Yar, seven-year-old Symon was clinging to a chocolate bar and a packet of…

The night train to Kyiv

22 January 2023 7:00 pm

After several months in the UK, the lady sleeping on the opposite bunk on the night train to Kyiv told…

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…