Austin Malloy is a multimedia editor in the Central Newsroom of RFE/RL in Prague.
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June 09, 2023
Ukrainian Volunteers Brave Flooded Streets To Support Remaining Kherson Residents
Some Kherson region residents refused to evacuate their flooded neighborhoods after a major dam broke on the Dnieper River. Local volunteers have been bringing humanitarian aid by boat and distributing it to those who remain.
June 08, 2023
Ukrainian Forces Storm Russian Trenches North Of Bakhmut
Ukrainian troops attacked enemy positions with a captured Russian tank and retook land north of Bakhmut. The gains by Ukrainian forces come after Russia's Wagner mercenary group said it took control of the city and was handing it over to regular Russian forces.
June 06, 2023
Chernobyl Workers Reveal Occupying Russian Soldiers Showed Signs Of Radiation Poisoning
Employees of the Chernobyl nuclear plant say Russian soldiers showed signs of radiation poisoning during their occupation. They say some developed huge blisters and were vomiting after ignoring warnings about digging trenches in radioactive soil.
June 05, 2023
'Disbelief' Over Slew Of Closed Kyiv Bomb Shelters
A Ukrainian minister has expressed "disbelief" over the number of shut or unusable bomb shelters in Kyiv following an initial inspection across the capital. It came after the death of three civilians -- including a 9-year-old girl -- who were unable to access a closed shelter on June 1.
June 02, 2023
Kyiv Using 'Ukrainian Storks' For Reconnaissance Over Bakhmut
A Ukrainian reconnaissance unit flies a domestically developed Leleka drone over the city of Bakhmut. The Leleka, which means stork in English, tracks enemy movements in the area. Russia claims its forces have taken full control of Bakhmut, but Ukraine insists it still holds a part of the city.
May 31, 2023
Kosovo Serbs Continue Protests As NATO Bolsters Peacekeeping Force
Ethnic Serbs unfurled a large Serbian flag during a protest on May 31 in the town of Zvecan in northern Kosovo, where violent clashes earlier in the week reportedly left some 30 NATO peacekeepers with injuries. In response, NATO said it would send 700 additional soldiers to Kosovo.
May 30, 2023
NATO-Led Forces Remain On Guard After Violent Clashes In Kosovo
Local crews were seen cleaning up the streets of Zvecan in northern Kosovo. The cleanup began on May 30, a day after clashes in Zvecan between security forces and ethnic Serbs injured 30 KFOR soldiers. NATO announced on May 30 that it was deploying additional troops to help maintain security.
May 29, 2023
Ethnic Serbs Clash With Security Forces In Northern Kosovo
NATO-led KFOR troops have secured municipal buildings in northern Kosovo as standoffs between local ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanian authorities continued on May 29. Tensions erupted three days earlier, when crowds of Serbs tried to stop recently elected Albanian mayors from entering their offices.
May 24, 2023
Kyrgyz Cowboys Risk Lives On Alpine Horse Drive
As spring comes to an end in Kyrgyzstan, local cowboys must drive their horses high into the mountains in search of greener pastures. During the three-day journey, the men hardly get a moments rest as they guide over 150 horses along busy highways and up the sides of ridged mountain slopes.
May 19, 2023
Ukrainian Teenager's War Diary Tells Of Shock And Horror From Besieged Mariupol
Seventeen-year-old Denys Kharlashyn lived with his family in Mariupol as Russian forces laid waste to the city. The Ukrainian teenager decided to chronicle his experiences in a diary. As Russian rockets rained down, Kharlashyn said he started his journal so there would be some proof he existed.
May 12, 2023
'He Lost Everything': Ukrainian Soldiers' Frontline Mission To Find Elderly Man's Family Photos
An elderly man was evacuated from his home in Chasiv Yar and left almost everything behind. Before he fled, he opened his doors to Ukrainian soldiers. After the house was shelled by Russian forces, those Ukrainian soldiers went on a special mission to find the grandfather's family photo albums.
May 11, 2023
Borscht And Beats: Liverpool Becomes 'Little Ukraine' For Eurovision Song Contest
After Ukraine was unable to host this year's Eurovision competition, Liverpool stepped in to host the annual song contest and is putting Ukrainian artists and culture front and center. The city in northwest England is draped in the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag.
May 09, 2023
'We Search, We Strike, We Destroy': Ukrainian Drone Pilots Track Russian Forces Near Bakhmut
A Ukrainian aerial reconnaissance unit near Bakhmut is helping to prevent Russian forces from seizing the fiercely contested city. Moscow is said to be sending reinforcements after failed efforts to capture Bakhmut before May 9, the date when Russian celebrates its World War II victory.
May 04, 2023
'My Alma Is Gone': Bosnian Woman Killed By Husband Despite Repeated Warnings Of Domestic Violence
Despite repeatedly filing domestic violence reports to police and social services, Alma Kadic was killed by her husband in front of their 4-year-old daughter in July 2021 in Sarajevo. Her husband, Eldin Hodzic, was finally sentenced to 35 years in prison in April of this year.
May 02, 2023
Death Of A Journalist: How RFE/RL's Vira Hyrych Was Killed By A Russian Missile
RFE/RL producer Vira Hyrych is among the numerous journalists killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion in 2022. A year later, her son says those responsible must be held accountable. Schemes, an RFE/RL investigative unit, confronted key figures in the Russian chain of command.
April 19, 2023
'We Are Leaving Tomorrow': Ukrainian School Director Gets Her Students Safely Out Of Russia
Russian forces took Ukrainian students from a school in the Mykolayiv region that provided accommodation for children with special needs. They were sent to live at a sanatorium in Russia's Krasnodar region. The school's director, Natalia Lutsyk, fought to get the children out.
April 17, 2023
Center Offers Hope And Healing For Female Afghan Refugees In Tajikistan
For Afghan women struggling with the pressures of living in Tajikistan as refugees, the Ariana Learning Center is a source of hope and healing. Located in the city of Vahdat, some 20 kilometers east of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, the center offers training courses and provides counseling.
April 14, 2023
Fears Of Escalation After Deadly Skirmish On Armenian-Azerbaijani Border
Residents in the Armenian village of Tegh are worried that violence along the Azerbaijani border could escalate further after a deadly skirmish between soldiers from both countries. The Armenian and Azerbaijani defense ministries reported a total of seven deaths among members of their armed forces.