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Crisis in Ukraine

News >  Nation/World

How Ukraine’s battered steel industry galvanized its war effort

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2023

 Inside the gloom of the vast Zaporizhstal steel plant, a towering blast furnace wheezes like a giant black lung, inhaling chunks of iron ore, thermal coal and limestone, blending them at temperatures reaching several thousand degrees with oxygen-enriched air, and then exhaling vapor and molten metal.

News >  Nation/World

Restoring a giant plane: Ukrainian resilience or folly?

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2023

Piece by piece, workers are now dismantling the wreckage of the gigantic Mriya cargo plane, the heaviest airplane ever flown, with plans to rebuild a new one with salvaged parts. The restoration of the plane, whose name in Ukrainian means The Dream, has begun.
News >  Military

Putin says he could put tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus by summer

UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2023

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said he would be able to position nuclear weapons in Belarus by the summer, a claim that analysts said was likely bluster but which underscored the Kremlin’s determination to use its vast nuclear arsenal to pressure the West to back down from its support of Ukraine.
News >  Nation/World

‘Give me an Abrams!’ Ukrainian tank commanders grow impatient.

UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2023

Equipped with Soviet-era tanks and relying on decades-old training, Poltava, 51, and his deputy, Chancellor, 57, embody the resilience of the Ukrainian army. Trained at Ukraine’s Kharkiv Tank Institute more than 30 years ago, they were plucked from the ranks of volunteers soon after Russia invaded Ukraine last year and sent to lead a tank company. They have been fighting ever since.