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  1. Year Two of the Ukraine War Is Going to Get Scary Op Ed, Today

    In the war’s first year, America and its allies have had it relatively easy. Will the West bear any burden to uphold a liberal world order?

  2. The Costs of a Long War in Ukraine Op Ed, February 4

    Why the Biden White House needs to push for peace in 2023.

  3. U.S. Presses Partners to Weed Out Illicit Trade With Russia Foreign, February 4

    American officials worry that commercial activities in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates could be fueling Russia’s war machine and have threatened to punish those involved.

  4. Russia Pushes to Take Ukrainian Town Near a Vital Supply Line Foreign, February 4

    Ukraine has used the strategic town of Vuhledar to launch attacks disrupting transit on a critical rail link between the war’s southern and eastern fronts.

  5. When It Comes to Building Its Own Defense, Europe Has Blinked Foreign, February 4

    Despite expectations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would force Europe to bolster its military strength, it has instead reinforced dependency on U.S. leadership, intelligence and might.

  6. E.U. Vows More Help for Ukraine but Tamps Down Membership Talk Foreign, February 4

    European Union leaders met in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky, who said Ukraine would not give up on Bakhmut, the eastern city caught in a fierce battle with Russian forces.

  7. U.S. Sends Longer-Range Weapons N Y T Now, February 3

    The latest aid package will allow Ukraine to hit targets 90 miles away.

  8. What Weapons Is Ukraine Getting, and Will They Arrive in Time? Foreign, February 3

    Kyiv has been promised scores of tanks and other armor, and the longest range munitions yet. But with a looming Russian offensive, a race is on to get the matériel to the battlefield.

  9. The February 3 Russia Ukraine News live blog included one standalone post:
  10. Fears of Russian Nuclear Weapons Use Have Diminished, but Could Re-emerge Washington, February 3

    Nearly a year into the war in Ukraine, U.S. policymakers and intelligence analysts have more confidence that they understand at least some of President Vladimir V. Putin’s red lines.

  11. At Czech Spa Town, ‘Russia for Us Is the Past, and It Was Not Pleasant’ Foreign, February 3

    Since the 18th century, Russians have flocked to the healing waters of Karlovy Vary. Now, the Czech government has barred them from visiting the country, and the town must reinvent itself.

  12. How Prosecutors Say a Top F.B.I. Agent Sold His Services Overseas Metro, February 3

    As the counterintelligence chief in New York, Charles McGonigal had access to sensitive American secrets. His arrest has touched off a scramble to assess the damage.

  13. The Decisive Test for Germany Is Still to Come Op Ed, February 3

    Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s strategy of caution surely won’t hold.

  14. As Russia Strikes Ukrainian Civilians, Putin Tells His People the War Is Just Foreign, February 3

    Invoking World War II on the 80th anniversary of victory at Stalingrad, Mr. Putin repeated his false justifications for an invasion that has taken a staggering toll.

  15. Soaring Death Toll Gives Grim Insight Into Russian Tactics Washington, February 2

    Moscow is sending poorly trained recruits, including convicts, to the front lines in eastern Ukraine to pave the way for more seasoned fighters, U.S. and allied officials say.

  16. Your Friday Briefing: The U.S. Military Expands in the Philippines N Y T Now, February 2

    Also, Vladimir Putin evokes Stalingrad and a contested film is a box-office hit in India.

  17. The February 2 Russia Ukraine News live blog included two standalone posts:
  18. The February 2 Europe live blog included one standalone post:
  19. Russian Diesel Is Europe’s New Embargo Target Business, February 2

    The coming ban on Russian exports of refined oil products could strain energy markets and crimp Russia’s output.

  20. What ‘No’ on F-16 Fighter Jets Might Mean for Ukraine Washington, February 1

    If the usual script plays out, the Biden administration’s reluctance to provide the planes could be temporary, officials say.

  21. Hard Drinking and Murky Finances: How an American Veterans Group Imploded in Ukraine Foreign, February 1

    The Mozart Group was training Ukrainian soldiers and evacuating frontline residents until the money ran out. Its collapse sheds light on the stresses faced by such groups.

  22. Has the Russian Offensive Begun? N Y T Now, February 1

    Ukraine is bracing for a major escalation in the Donbas.

  23. Your Thursday Briefing: Rising Militancy in Pakistan N Y T Now, February 1

    Also, Adani Enterprises pulls its offering and soldiers die on both sides in Bakhmut.

  24. Ukraine Fears New Offensive Is Underway as Russia Masses Troops Foreign, February 1

    Russia is massing hundreds of thousands of troops and stepping up its bombardment, perhaps signaling the biggest assault since the start of the war. “I think it has started,” Ukraine’s leader says.

  25. An ailing Navalny describes a prison move that will extend his isolation. Foreign, February 1

    “Even maniacs and serial killers serving life sentences have the right to receive a visit, but I don’t,” the Russian opposition leader wrote on Twitter.

  26. Un pequeño barco, un mar inmenso y una huida desesperada de Rusia en Español, February 1

    En septiembre, dos hombres salieron de Rusia con la esperanza de que una embarcación pudiera llevarlos a pedir asilo en suelo estadounidense. Su búsqueda de la libertad no salió como habían planificado.

  27. Space and Astronomy in February: What to Expect Science, February 1

    The shortest month of 2023 will have plenty of highlights in orbit and beyond.

  28. Seeing a Prize, Russia Inundates a Ukraine City With Troops Foreign, February 1

    The battle in the eastern Ukraine city of Bakhmut is growing in importance, as both sides pour forces into the battle.

  29. Your Wednesday Briefing: China Rebounds N Y T Now, January 31

    Also, Russia’s resilient economy and Sri Lanka’s enduring struggle.

  30. U.S. Says Russia Fails to Comply With Nuclear Arms Control Treaty Washington, January 31

    The United States says Russia is not allowing American inspectors access to its arsenal to ensure compliance with the New START agreement, which the two nations renewed in 2021.

  31. An Ad Hoc Ukrainian Ballet Troupe Settles Into Life in The Hague Culture, January 31

    The dancers in the United Ukrainian Ballet have found a home in the Netherlands. This week the company makes its U.S. debut in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Giselle.”

  32. El hombre que podría desafiar a Putin en Español, January 31

    Yevgeny Prigozhin, fundador del Grupo Wagner, se ha convertido en un posible riesgo para el presidente de Rusia.

  33. Russia Sidesteps Western Punishments, With Help From Friends Washington, January 31

    A surge in trade by Russia’s neighbors and allies hints at one reason its economy remains so resilient after sweeping sanctions.

  34. Russian Mercenaries Are Destabilizing Africa Op Ed, January 31

    Wagner’s reach extends far beyond the war in Ukraine.

  35. A Risky Trade in Ukraine Grows Riskier Amid the War Foreign, January 31

    Russia’s invasion has disrupted the social services that help reduce harm to the women and men who sell sex, threatening public health.

  36. With tanks in the pipeline, Ukraine redoubles its efforts to obtain warplanes. Foreign, January 31

    Ukraine’s allies have supplied Kyiv with an ever-growing list of weaponry, but many countries are wary of its recent requests for military jets.

  37. The January 31 Russia Ukraine News live blog included one standalone post:
  38. I.M.F. Upgrades Global Outlook as Inflation Eases Washington, January 31

    The International Monetary Fund said the world economy was poised for a rebound as inflation eases.

  39. Boris Johnson says that Vladimir Putin threatened to fire a missile at him. The Kremlin calls it ‘a lie.’ Foreign, January 30

    The former British prime minister said the Russian leader made the remark during a phone call in the weeks before Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine.

  40. A Short Seller Costs an Indian Giant Billions Business, January 30

    The Adani Group, the Indian conglomerate run by Asia’s wealthiest man, has gone on the offensive to fight fraud allegations by an American investor.

  41. Russia Freed Prisoners to Fight Its War. Here’s How Some Fared. Foreign, January 30

    Tens of thousands of inmates have joined a mercenary group fighting with the Kremlin’s decimated forces in Ukraine. Some of them are returning to civilian life with military training and, in many cases, battlefield traumas.

  42. Russia and Ukraine Battle for Control of Villages Near the Key City of Bakhmut Foreign, January 29

    The area is a flash point in an offensive that Moscow views as crucial for its goal of seizing the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.

  43. A Small Boat, a Vast Sea and a Desperate Escape From Russia National, January 29

    In September, two men set out from Russia, hoping a boat could carry them to asylum on U.S. soil. Their quest for freedom did not go as planned.

  44. Big Risks and Big Rewards for Aryna Sabalenka at the Australian Open Sports, January 28

    The Belarusian, who beat Elena Rybakina to win her first Grand Slam title on Saturday, held the trophy in triumph while the war in Ukraine remained a brutal reality.

  45. Fighting Rages in Eastern Ukraine Over Critical Supply Routes Foreign, January 28

    While the heaviest fighting is still around the city of Bakhmut, in recent days Russian forces have stepped up assaults on a strategic town farther to the south.

  46. To Fix Its Problems in Ukraine, Russia Turns to the Architect of the War Washington, January 28

    President Vladimir V. Putin is on his third overall commander in Ukraine. But his military’s fundamental issues have not been addressed, Western officials say.

  47. Russia Outlaws a News Site and a Rights Group, Stifling Critical Voices Foreign, January 28

    The Kremlin stepped up efforts to banish independent sources of news. Prosecutors labeled Meduza, a popular news site, “undesirable,” so anyone who aids or promotes it can be prosecuted.

  48. Tanks Alone Won’t Turn the Tide of the War in Ukraine Washington, January 27

    The United States will have to step up its training program to ensure the Ukrainian military can use all the Western-provided equipment effectively.

  49. Strife Returns for Djokovic. He Is Back in the Australian Open Final Anyway. Sports, January 27

    Djokovic will play for his 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Will his father, Srdjan, be in his usual seat in the stands to cheer him on?

  50. Russia says it will switch four occupied Ukrainian regions to Moscow time. Foreign, January 27

    Russia, which has many time zones, is seeking to integrate the regions after illegally annexing them in September.

  51. In Wave of Strikes, Russian Missiles Kill 12 Across Ukraine Foreign, January 27

    Russia’s forces once again pounded energy infrastructure and other civilian sites, a day after the United States and Germany pledged to send dozens of tanks to Ukraine.

  52. An Australian Open Final With Tennis and Debate on the Ukraine War Sports, January 26

    Nearly a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, a Russian-turned-Kazakh will play a Belarusian in the finals, which is sure to stir the debate over whether athletes from those countries should participate in international sports.

  53. Your Friday Briefing: China’s Campaign Against ‘Zero-Covid’ Protesters N Y T Now, January 26

    Also, Russian missile attacks in Ukraine and a major deal for Indian women’s cricket.

  54. How Useful Is Diversity Training? Letters, January 26

    Readers discuss an essay that argued that it may do more harm than good. Also: Protests in Russia; overdose deaths; Jacinda Ardern; fact and fiction.

  55. With Pierogies and Artillery Shells, Scranton Fights Back in Ukraine Washington, January 26

    On a chilly Sunday morning, a Ukrainian Catholic Church holds a bake sale to buy winter coats and other supplies for soldiers, while ammunition is forged at a nearby factory.

  56. Flores, peluches y fotos en la estatua de una poeta ucraniana: así son las protestas silenciosas en Moscú en Español, January 26

    En medio de la represión del gobierno ruso, algunas personas se han atrevido a colocar ramos de flores y otras ofrendas en un monumento como una forma de protesta por el reciente ataque ruso contra civiles en Dnipró.

  57. Flores, peluches y fotos en la estatua de una poeta ucraniana: así son las protestas silenciosas en Moscú en Español, January 26

    En medio de la represión del gobierno ruso, algunas personas se han atrevido a colocar ramos de flores y otras ofrendas en un monumento como una forma de protesta por el reciente ataque ruso contra civiles en Dnipró.

  58. The Man Who May Challenge Putin for Power Editorial, January 26

    Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the mercenary group Wagner, may be Putin’s greatest threat to power.

  59. Ukraine War Accelerates Shift of Power in Europe to the East Foreign, January 26

    The war has raised the influence of Central and Eastern European countries with negative views of Russia, amplified calls to expand the E.U. and NATO, and dimmed the power of France and Germany.

  60. How Biden Reluctantly Agreed to Send Tanks to Ukraine Washington, January 26

    The decision unlocked a flow of heavy arms from Europe and inched the United States and its NATO allies closer to direct conflict with Russia.

  61. Germany and U.S., Dropping Resistance, Will Send Battle Tanks to Ukraine Foreign, January 26

    Although welcomed by Kyiv as a critical weapon to expel Russia’s invasion, the Leopard 2 tanks from Germany and Abrams tanks from the United States are unlikely to arrive soon.

  62. Tanks, Finally N Y T Now, January 25

    Germany and the U.S. open the door to new weaponry for Ukraine.

  63. Your Thursday Briefing: Tanks for Ukraine N Y T Now, January 25

    Also, China’s natural gas shortage and India’s efforts to quash a Modi documentary.

  64. Two British men went to Soledar. Neither came back. Foreign, January 25

    Andrew Bagshaw, 47, and Chris Parry, 28, were part of an ad hoc cohort of foreigners who have gone to Ukraine despite little to no experience with combat situations.

  65. Western Tanks Are Coming to Ukraine, but Will They Be Enough? Foreign, January 25

    Western allies have pledged to send at least 105 tanks, far less than Ukraine says it needs, and it may be months before they join the battle.

  66. The January 25 Russia Ukraine News live blog included one standalone post:
  67. Spanish Police Arrest a Man in Letter Bomb Case Foreign, January 25

    A 74-year-old Spanish man made and sent all of the six letter bombs himself, the authorities alleged, though the “participation or influence of other people” was not ruled out.

  68. The Spanish police make an arrest in the letter bomb case. Foreign, January 25

    A 74-year-old Spanish man was detained days after American and European officials said that Russian military intelligence officers might have directed the attacks.

  69. The U.S. Has Made a Coldly Logical Decision in Ukraine. So Has Russia. Op Ed, January 25

    America’s increasing commitment and Russia’s mobilization show how short wars become long ones.

  70. U.S. Plans to Send Abrams Tanks to Ukraine, Officials Say Washington, January 25

    The Biden administration had resisted sending tanks, which Ukraine says it needs, but the move is seen as likely to push Germany to approve the transfer of its own tanks.

  71. Ukraine Fires Officials Amid Corruption Scandal, as Allies Watch Closely Foreign, January 25

    As it fights Russia’s invasion, Ukraine depends for its survival on aid from Western nations, which have concerns about endemic graft and how the money is used.

  72. Pentagon Will Increase Artillery Production Sixfold for Ukraine Washington, January 24

    The Army’s top acquisition official says production of the 155-millimeter shells badly needed by Kyiv will rise to 90,000 a month in two years.

  73. La nueva fase de la guerra de Putin en Ucrania es brutal en Español, January 24

    El trabajo que tenemos ahora es persuadir a Rusia de que una paz negociada es la única opción.

  74. A New Look for the Empire State Building and Its Workers Metro, January 24

    The employees have new uniforms, part of a $165 million “reimagination” that includes a new entrance and an interactive museum.

  75. Russia’s War Breathes New Life Into a Cold War Symbol Foreign, January 24

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a news network originally set up as a C.I.A. operation early in the Cold War, is experiencing a renaissance and making a case for its independence.

  76. Former Senior F.B.I. Official in New York Charged With Aiding Oligarch Metro, January 23

    Prosecutors say Charles McGonigal, who was chief of counterintelligence, worked secretly for Oleg Deripaska to investigate a Russian rival.

  77. In Moscow, a Quiet Antiwar Protest With Flowers and Plush Toys Foreign, January 23

    Amid Russia’s crackdown on resistance to the war in Ukraine, some have dared to lay bouquets and other offerings at a statue of a Ukrainian poet, protesting the recent Russian strike on civilians in Dnipro.

  78. Zelensky Urges Ukrainians to Remain Unified Foreign, January 22

    On a day meant to mark the unification of Ukraine in 1919, the country’s leader said it was vital for Ukrainians of all regions to bind together.

  79. Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain Washington, January 22

    U.S. officials say the operation may be a signal by Russia that the country and its proxies could carry out more terrorist actions in Europe if nations continue supporting Ukraine.

  80. Germany’s Reluctance on Tanks Stems From Its History and Its Politics Foreign, January 22

    A post-Nazi aversion to war and a commitment to promoting peace through engagement combines with an old fixation on Russia and a deep aversion to leading militarily.

  81. Five Rules for an Aging World Op Ed, January 21

    Why demography may be shaping up to be a bigger risk to the world than climate change.

  82. A Brutal New Phase of Putin’s Terrible War in Ukraine Editorial, January 21

    The job at hand is to persuade Russia that a negotiated peace is the only option.

  83. Amid Mounting Frustration With Germany, Ukraine Holds Out Hope It Will Get Tanks Foreign, January 21

    While Germany has not yet made a decision on whether to send Leopard 2s to Ukraine, a Kyiv official said his country’s soldiers would begin training on them.

  84. A Hit French Novel Tries to Explain Putin. Too Well, Some Critics Say. Foreign, January 21

    A popular novel, “The Wizard of the Kremlin,” presents a sympathetic portrait of the Russian leader, critics say, raising concerns that it might influence national policy toward the Ukraine war.

  85. Safe at Home in Dnipro, Until a Russian Missile Struck Foreign, January 21

    Despite the ever-present danger of war, life in Ukraine proceeds almost normally at times. Then, suddenly, it all changes, as it did in Dnipro last weekend after a missile struck an apartment complex.

  86. The NATO Alliance Is Holding Strong on Ukraine. But Fractures Are Emerging. Washington, January 21

    The allies differ on strategy for the coming year and the more immediate question of what Ukraine needs ahead of a major offensive in the spring.

  87. Allies Fail to Agree on Sending Tanks to Ukraine Foreign, January 20

    Officials tried to play down the rift. But Germany is still insisting it will not be the country to take the first step alone, for fear of incurring Moscow’s wrath.

  88. The Push for Tanks Falls Short N Y T Now, January 20

    Germany has been reluctant to send its Leopards.

  89. U.S. to Name Wagner Group a Transnational Criminal Organization Video, January 20

    The move would freeze the company’s assets in the United States and ban Americans from providing money, goods or services to the Russian private military group.

  90. The January 20 Russia Ukraine News live blog included one standalone post:
  91. What are Stryker vehicles? And why is the Pentagon sending them to Ukraine? Washington, January 20

    The vehicles weigh about 20 tons and have eight wheels. They move quickly while carrying soldiers and can be armed with a variety of weapons.

  92. La guerra en Ucrania continúa. También la escuela en Español, January 20

    En Kiev, la capital ucraniana, los ataques rusos y los cortes de electricidad forman parte de la jornada escolar. Profesores y alumnos siguen adelante con determinación.

  93. South Africa to Hold Naval Drill With Russia and China Amid Ukraine War Foreign, January 19

    The 10-day naval exercises are a show of diplomatic independence for South Africa, which is part of an alliance with Brazil, Russia, India and China — known as BRICS.

  94. Why Tanks Are Tripping Up the West Foreign, January 19

    Western nations are amping up offensive military power for Ukraine in almost every category except the one Kyiv says it needs the most. Here’s why.

  95. Why the U.S. Is Sending More Powerful Weapons to Ukraine The Daily, January 19

    Efforts to arm Kyiv have stepped up in the past few weeks as the war enters a critical phase.

  96. ¿Cuál podría ser el futuro de la guerra entre Rusia y Ucrania? 70 años de conflictos ofrecen claves en Español, January 19

    A pesar de algunas características posmodernas, el conflicto en Ucrania se asemeja a un tipo de contienda que ya se ha visto: las guerras entre naciones en las que una no conquista directamente a la otra.

  97. Dozens of Russian officials publicly denounce Navalny’s treatment in prison. Foreign, January 18

    Their open letter to President Vladimir V. Putin is the latest in a series of public appeals from within Russia, despite his crackdown on dissent.

  98. U.S. Warms to Helping Ukraine Target Crimea Washington, January 18

    The Biden administration is considering the argument that Kyiv needs the power to strike at the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.

  99. ‘Tragedies are outpacing life’: In a video address at Davos, Zelensky mourns the dead and pleads for help. Foreign, January 18

    At the start of his address, the Ukrainian president called for a minute of silence to honor the country’s minister of internal affairs.

  100. Netherlands Considers Sending Patriot Missile System to Ukraine Washington, January 17

    The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, met in Washington with President Biden, who is trying to shore up alliances to help counter Russia and China.

  101. Pentagon Sends U.S. Arms Stored in Israel to Ukraine Washington, January 17

    Israeli officials had initially expressed concerns that the move could damage its relations with Russia.

  102. At a Pivotal Moment in Ukraine, U.S. and Allies Will Decide on Sending Arms Foreign, January 17

    Ukraine has a narrow window of time to retake more territory ahead of an expected Russian spring offensive, but to do that it needs weapons like armored vehicles.

  103. China Returns to Davos With Clear Message: We’re Open for Business Business, January 17

    Emerging from coronavirus lockdown to a world changed by the war in Ukraine, China sought to convey reassurance about its economic health.

  104. Kellyanne Conway’s View of Donald Trump Letters, January 17

    Readers critique her analysis of her former boss’s strengths and weaknesses. Also: Russia’s aggression in Ukraine; robots’ self-awareness.

  105. School Is in Session, Power or Not Foreign, January 17

    In Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, Russian strikes and power outages are part of the school day. Teachers and students press on with resolve.

  106. A Wagner fighter defects to Norway, promising to expose Russian war crimes in Ukraine. Foreign, January 17

    The rare defection by a former member of the notorious Russian paramilitary force could aid investigations into Moscow’s atrocities.

  107. The January 17 Russia Ukraine News live blog included one standalone post:
  108. The Australian Open bans Russian and Belarusian flags. Foreign, January 17

    Tennis has struggled with its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Belarus has supported.

  109. Renewed Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Underlines Russia’s Waning Influence Foreign, January 17

    Russia helped end a 2020 war and its troops policed the cease-fire. But with a new crisis in the Caucasus heating up, Moscow, distracted and weakened by Ukraine, has not intervened.

  110. Death Toll of Russian Strike in Dnipro Rises to 40, Ukraine Says Foreign, January 17

    The authorities said 34 people remained missing after three days of searching for the living and the dead at an apartment building struck by a Russian missile in Dnipro.

  111. Your Tuesday Briefing: Chinese ‘Zero Covid’ Workers Revolt N Y T Now, January 16

  112. What 70 Years of War Can Tell Us About the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Foreign, January 16

    Despite some postmodern features, the fighting resembles a type of conflict from decades past: wars fought between nations in which one does not conquer the other outright.

  113. Germany’s defense minister resigns after criticism over her handling of the war. Foreign, January 16

    The minister was repeatedly attacked over public blunders and her handling of the war in Ukraine. She is the most senior member of Olaf Scholz’s government to resign.

  114. Dead, Alive or Devastated After Russian Strike on Apartments Foreign, January 15

    Rescue workers were still digging through the ruins of a residential building in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Sunday, a day after a Russian missile attack.

  115. ‘I’m Sorry, We’re From Moscow.’ In Bali, Warring Sides Learn to Cohabitate Foreign, January 15

    Thousands of Russians and Ukrainians have fled their homelands for Bali. But even in a tropical paradise, the war is ever-present.

  116. Britain Says It Will Give Ukraine Tanks, Breaching a Western Taboo Foreign, January 15

    Western countries have balked at giving Ukraine tanks and other powerful weapons. As increased spring fighting looms, that seems to be changing.

  117. As Russians Steal Ukraine’s Art, They Attack Its Identity, Too Foreign, January 14

    Russian forces have looted tens of thousands of pieces, including avant-garde oil paintings and Scythian gold. Experts say it is the biggest art heist since the Nazis in World War II, intended to strip Ukraine of its cultural heritage.

  118. Russia’s Claim to Seize a Ukrainian Town Exposes Rifts Among Forces Foreign, January 13

    After Russia’s Defense Ministry said its troops had taken Soledar, a leader of the Wagner mercenary group accused the military of stealing credit. Ukraine said its forces were still fighting there.

  119. A Small, Disputed Victory N Y T Now, January 13

    Russia claims control of Soledar but analysts see little impact on the course of the war.

  120. How Western Goods Reach Russia: A Long Line of Trucks Through Georgia Foreign, January 13

    With Western sanctions barring many imports, a lot of what Russia needs now travels a slow, crowded truck route through the Caucasus Mountains from Georgia.

  121. A Faked Kidnapping and Cocaine: A Montana Mine’s Descent Into Chaos Climate, January 13

    The Signal Peak Mine was embroiled in a web of criminal activity. Now, environmental groups want to shut it down.

  122. Western Tanks Appear Headed to Ukraine, Breaking Another Taboo Foreign, January 12

    The West has sent an array of weapons once seen as too provocative, and it looks like tanks will be next. With a new Russian offensive expected, officials see an urgent need to shift the balance.

  123. A Fossil Flower Trapped in Amber Had a Mistaken Identity for 150 Years Science, January 12

    A study of the Baltic specimen offers new insights into what Europe’s climate was like some 35 million years ago.

  124. Ukrainian Engineers, Historians and Housewives Are Keeping Putin on His Toes Op Ed, January 12

    With sewing machines and smartphones, Ukrainians are fighting against the Russian aggressors.

  125. Russia Replaces Commander for Ukraine War, as Signs of Dissension Grow Foreign, January 11

    Allies of President Vladimir V. Putin contradicted each other about battlefield progress, as a war command shake-up put another Kremlin loyalist in charge.

  126. Putin’s Military Reshuffle N Y T Now, January 11

    Russia replaces its commander in Ukraine after just three months.

  127. Your Thursday Briefing: A Russian Military Shake-Up N Y T Now, January 11

    Also, Brazil investigates the riots and Australia reacts to Cardinal George Pell’s death.

  128. The wife of a jailed Russian opposition leader urges he be given medical treatment. Foreign, January 11

    Yulia Navalny said that her ailing husband, Aleksei Navalny, was being held in a small cell with a sicker person to infect him, and was not allowed to lie down throughout the day despite having a fever.

  129. Ukraine strips a wealthy pro-Russian politician of his citizenship. Foreign, January 11

    Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian politician who is close to the Russian president, was handed over to Moscow in September as part of a prisoner swap while awaiting trial on treason charges.

  130. Russia to Launch Space Station Rescue Mission to Bring Astronauts Home Science, January 11

    The capsule that carried three astronauts to orbit was damaged in December and will be replaced by another Soyuz spacecraft.

  131. Russian Mercenary Group Says It Has Taken Contested Ukrainian Town Foreign, January 11

    With a harsh winter putting sweeping offensives on hold, the war has shifted back to bloody battles of attrition like the one for the small city of Bakhmut and the smaller town of Soledar.

  132. Russia posts a $47 billion budget deficit for 2022, its second highest in the post-Soviet era. Foreign, January 10

    The budget gap reached 3.3 trillion rubles, or 2.3 percent of the size of the Russian economy, according to the country’s finance minister.

  133. More than 200 Russian doctors petition Putin to give medical care to Navalny. Foreign, January 10

    The letter, signed by doctors with their full names, was a rare example of public criticism of the Kremlin in post-invasion Russia.

  134. Ukrainian troops will travel to Oklahoma to learn to operate the Patriot missile system. Washington, January 10

    After months of debate, the Biden administration said late last month that it was sending the Patriot system to Ukraine, responding to Kyiv’s urgent request to help defend against an onslaught of Russian missile and drone attacks.

  135. What Does It Mean to Provide ‘Security Guarantees’ to Ukraine? Foreign, January 10

    A postwar Ukraine will want to ensure that Russia does not attack again. But is there anything short of full NATO membership that will satisfy Kyiv and deter Moscow?

  136. Your Tuesday Briefing: Brazil Arrests Rioters N Y T Now, January 9

    Also, heavy fighting rages around Bakhmut and scientists say the ozone layer is healing.

  137. Without Hesitation, Ukraine Goes Toe to Toe With Russia in Bakhmut Foreign, January 9

    Earlier in the war, Ukraine’s leadership was more equivocal about pitched battles with high casualties. There’s no second-guessing this time. Some analysts say it makes sense strategically.

  138. Putin’s Efforts to Divide the West Over Ukraine Fall Flat Foreign, January 9

    A cease-fire proposal seemingly aimed at splintering Western unity has instead been met with Western escalation, underscoring Moscow’s diplomatic struggles.

  139. Ron DeSantis Could Decide Republicans’ Foreign Policy Op Ed, January 9

    The Florida governor is viewed as a top Republican presidential contender — at a time when the party is at a crossroads on foreign policy.

  140. Now Fighting for Ukraine: Volunteers Seeking Revenge Against Russia Foreign, January 8

    Chechens, Crimean Tatars and people from the former Soviet republics, all with deep historical grievances against Moscow, are eagerly taking up arms for Kyiv.

  141. Worshipers in Ukraine Celebrate a Historic Orthodox Christmas Video, January 7

    The Orthodox Christmas service at the Pechersky Lavra monastery in Kyiv was held for the first time by the Ukrainian-led branch of the church, rather than the Russian-led one.

  142. Ukrainians Celebrate Orthodox Christmas at a Holy Site Long Linked to Moscow Foreign, January 7

    The sermon, a deeply symbolic moment after months of tension with the Moscow-led branch of the church, came as a cease-fire failed to materialize.

  143. In a Ukraine Workshop, the Quest to Build the Perfect Grenade Foreign, January 7

    A Ukrainian unit is tinkering with tape, a scale, a 3-D printer and other items to turn a fragmentation grenade into a tank-killer. It’s a steep and risky challenge.

  144. Your Tuesday Briefing: A Major Ukrainian Strike N Y T Now, January 2

    Also, China’s uncertain economic recovery.

  145. Xi and Putin Meet Again, Two Strongmen in a Weak Moment Foreign, December 30

    Russia is isolated by its invasion of Ukraine and needs China more than ever. But China, facing a Covid crisis, is in no position to risk sanctions.

  146. Your Thursday Briefing: The U.S. Requires Covid Tests for Travelers From China N Y T Now, December 28

    Also, Ukraine peace talks seem far-off.

  147. Your Wednesday Briefing: China’s Overwhelmed Hospitals N Y T Now, December 27

    Also, Ukraine is fighting to retake a city in the Donbas.

  148. Your Tuesday Briefing: China Menaces Taiwan N Y T Now, December 26

    Also, an emerging picture of China’s Covid crisis.

  149. Your Friday Briefing: A Times Investigation Into Bucha N Y T Now, December 22

    Also, Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to lead Israel again and the week in culture.