war in ukraine

Dispatch from Ukraine: ‘A complete win for us would be if Russia ceases to be a powerful country’

Ukrainian sports journalist Oleksandr Proshuta explains what victory would look like to the people of Ukraine in his latest dispatch from Kyiv

A woman hugs her family and friends after arriving back in Kyiv from Poland: many Ukrainians are heading back to their homeland as the focus of the war shifts towards the east of the country. Picture: Getty

Nobody knows when and how the war will end. My initial thought was it would last five days. I was completely wrong. It could have ended in five days but, if it had, it would have meant we would have lost completely and I wouldn’t be talking to you.

As I write this, it’s day 79 and we’re still here. Last Thursday was the warmest day of the year so far. There are are so ...