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Shelling near a Ukrainian nuclear plant has hit the fire station it uses for emergencies, officials say.

Shelling near a Russian-occupied nuclear power complex in southern Ukraine has hit the fire station tasked with extinguishing any blazes inside the sprawling facility, officials said Monday, amid ongoing concerns over nuclear safety due to fighting in the area. Read more

Six Weeks of ‘Hell’: Inside Russia’s Brutal Ukraine Detentions

Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians, mainly men, have gone missing since the war began, detained in Russia or Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine. Those who have made it out alive said they were beaten and repeatedly subjected to electrical shocks. Read more

Images of damage have been posted on a social media channel linked to the shadowy Wagner Group.

A Ukrainian strike hit a Russian base in eastern Ukraine that housed mercenaries from a private military group with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, Ukrainian officials have claimed.

Reports of a strike in the Luhansk region on a base for the organization, the Wagner Group, began to emerge on Sunday night when a channel on Telegram that is widely associated with the group posted pictures that purported to show the site of the strike. The New York Times has independently verified that the images are from a building in the Russian-occupied town of Popasna that a Russian journalist had earlier identified as a Wagner base.

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A blast hits an ammunition storage site near a Russian military base in Crimea.

A huge explosion rocked a Russian ammunition depot on the occupied Crimean Peninsula on Tuesday morning, striking another embarrassing blow to Moscow’s forces a week after blasts at a Russian air base in the same region destroyed several fighter jets. Read more

The blasts at an ammunition storage site are near a Russian military base in Crimea.

Explosions rocked a Russian ammunition depot on the occupied Crimean Peninsula on Tuesday morning, delivering another embarrassing blow to Moscow’s forces a week after blasts at a Russian air base in the same region destroyed several fighter jets.

A senior Ukrainian official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the operation, said that an elite Ukrainian military unit operating behind enemy lines was responsible for the blasts. Read more

Ready to Party. But First Comes the Cleanup.

As the DJ played, the crowd pushed wheelbarrows, shoveled debris and swept dust. In a bid to repair bombed-out buildings, and revive Ukraine’s once famous rave scene, young volunteers are clearing rubble — and partying while they do it. Read more

To Escape the War, Ukraine’s Factories Are Moving West

Ukraine is relocating industries from the war-torn east, reassembling them, piece by piece, in the relative safety of the west. The transplanted businesses have turned the region into a new economic heartland and are forging ties with the now closer EU.

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The operator of Ukraine’s nuclear plants says it faced an ambitious cyberattack.

The Ukrainian energy agency responsible for the oversight and safe operation of the nation’s nuclear power plants said on Tuesday night that Russian hackers had launched their most ambitious effort yet on the company’s official website.

The attack appeared to fail and there was no indication that it threatened to disrupt the Ukrainian power grid or the company’s oversight of the nation’s 15 working nuclear reactors.

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The first U.N. ship transporting Ukrainian grain to Africa has set sail.

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine to the Horn of Africa has departed, the World Food Program said Tuesday.

The U.N.-chartered bulk carrier, the Brave Commander, is the first ship transporting grain directly to African countries that have endured food shortages since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine halted food exports by sea six months ago. Read more

A court in Russia fines one of the country’s biggest rock stars for criticizing the war.

A Russian court on Tuesday fined a longtime rock star who had condemned the war during a concert in May and questioned whether the veneration of President Vladimir Putin constituted true patriotism.

In a statement, the court said that the star, Yuri Shevchuk, 65, the frontman of the band DDT, had been fined $815 for making a “speech that contained public calls to prevent the use of Russian armed forces.” Read more