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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid
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Kyiv Faces Lengthier Blackouts as Russia Keeps Up Assault on Ukraine’s Electric Grid

Updated Oct. 27, 2022 10:38 am ET Listen to article (1 minute) Kyiv residents are facing prolonged blackouts, after Russian airstrikes again hit the Ukrainian electric system overnight, further degrading the country’s ability to keep the lights on. Yasno, a Ukrainian energy company, wrote on Facebook on Thursday that Russia had again hit the power...

Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure
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Ukrainians Urged to Ration Electricity as Russian Missiles Target Energy Infrastructure

Listen to article (2 minutes) KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine called on residents to limit their use of electricity on Thursday after 10 days of targeted Russian missile-and-drone attacks damaged critical energy infrastructure across the country. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he would meet officials on Thursday to accelerate repairs to facilities and urged residents to ration their...

The U.S. Isn’t Ready to Face China on the Battlefield
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The U.S. Isn’t Ready to Face China on the Battlefield

The Biden administration is doubling down on its recognition of China as America’s main competitor. The recently released National Security Strategy and the soon-to-be-released National Defense Strategy—Congress has already received a version of the latter—conclude that China poses the most significant threat to the U.S. What administration officials haven’t said, however, is that the U.S....

Public Sentiment in Russia Darkens Over Ukraine War
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Public Sentiment in Russia Darkens Over Ukraine War

Updated Oct. 15, 2022 11:00 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin’s massive military mobilization and escalating talk of nuclear weapons in the protracted Ukraine conflict are rattling many Russians, including urban elites for whom the war had seemed far in the background. The WhatsApp messaging group for residents of a stately...

NATO Aims to Better Align Arms Purchases in Response to Russian Hostility
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NATO Aims to Better Align Arms Purchases in Response to Russian Hostility

BRUSSELS—NATO member states are working on ways to align their weapons purchases to better prepare for future conflicts, as they gear up for a major increase in military spending to replace the huge amounts of materiel sent to Ukraine and shore up their potential defenses against Russian aggression. By improving purchasing cooperation, the North Atlantic...

Russia Scrambles to Reconnect Supply Lines to Crimea After Bridge Explosion
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Russia Scrambles to Reconnect Supply Lines to Crimea After Bridge Explosion

Russian rockets slammed into the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia overnight as Moscow raced to restore transportation links to Crimea after a major explosion damaged the bridge connecting the peninsula to the Russian mainland. The strikes on Zaporizhzhia killed at least 17 people and injured 40 others, according to Anatoly Kurtev, president of the city...

Himars Transform the Battle for Ukraine—and Modern Warfare
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Himars Transform the Battle for Ukraine—and Modern Warfare

MYKOLAIV REGION, Ukraine—A global revolution in warfare is dramatically tipping the scales of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, putting in the hands of front-line troops the kind of lethality that until recently required aircraft, ships or lumbering tracked vehicles. It also has the capacity to change battlefields far from Eastern Europe. The centerpiece of...