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Russia orders retreat from Kherson, its only captured Ukrainian capital since invading

Russia’s military announced on Wednesday that it’s withdrawing from Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson and nearby areas, in what would be another humiliating setback for Moscow’s forces in the eight-month-old war. Ukrainian authorities did not immediately confirm the move — and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has suggested in recent days that …

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Six months after invading Ukraine, Russia itself is feeling the pressure

For a whole host of reasons, anniversaries can be painful moments. According to the (mistaken) conventional wisdom of the wider world, Aug. 24 is the sixth-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The war, with all its horror, has been truly and genuinely in our faces for only the past half-year — and not …

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