Also by Serhiy Horbatenko
November 29, 2022
Besieged Bakhmut Prepares For A Winter Without Power While Under Russian Fire
Living without heat, power, fuel, or water in apartment buildings damaged by Russian shells, residents of the Ukrainian frontline city of Bakhmut get a lifeline from volunteers delivering small wood-burning stoves.
November 28, 2022
'We Remain Human': Bodies Of Russian Troops Collected To Exchange For Dead Ukrainians
Ukrainian volunteers discovered about 20 bodies of dead Russian soldiers near the village of Dovhenke in the Kharkiv region. After a forensic medical examination, the remains of some Russian soldiers may be offered in exchange for the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers.
September 29, 2022
Ukrainian Troops Say Russian Soldiers Changed Into Civilian Clothes As They Fled
Former Russian Army positions near Izyum in eastern Ukraine are littered with abandoned uniforms, food, and drug paraphernalia. Ukrainian forces say they have captured Russian soldiers who changed into civilian clothes before attempting to flee.
August 18, 2022
Russian Rockets Won't Budge Residents Of City In Ukraine's Donetsk Region
After blasts awoke residents of Druzhkivka, a city in eastern Ukraine, they found smashed rooftops and massive craters. But as they cleared rubble on August 17, sharing their stories with RFE/RL correspondent Serhiy Horbatenko, they rejected the notion of moving somewhere away from the front line.
July 31, 2022
Ukrainian Tank Crews Recount Battles From The Front Lines
Soldiers with Ukraine's 3rd Tank Brigade are fighting to hold on to territory around Slovyansk and Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, where Russian invaders have made little to no progress in recent weeks. RFE/RL spoke with tank crews who recounted their experiences in battle.
July 19, 2022
'It Was Hell Here': Ukrainian Troops Say U.S.-Supplied HIMARS Make A Difference
U.S.-supplied high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) have helped diminish the Russian Army's firepower by blowing up munitions depots, command centers, and other key targets. Ukrainian soldiers in eastern Ukraine say this has made a palpable difference on the battlefield.
June 27, 2022
'We Won't Surrender': Slovyansk Prepares For Russian Offensive
The city of Slovyansk in Ukraine's Donetsk region is preparing for a major offensive by Russian forces. Local residents have been urged to evacuate, but many refuse to leave the city despite Russian bombardments and increasingly difficult living conditions.
April 08, 2022
Bloodstained Wreckage Litters Ukrainian Railway Station After Russian Attack
A child's blood-spattered toy, suitcases, and charred cars littered the railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on April 8 after a Russian rocket attack that struck when around 1,000 people were waiting for a train to evacuate them to a safer part of the country.
March 29, 2022
Frontline Town In Eastern Ukraine Endures Shelling As Residents Lack Heat And Running Water
Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka spoke to RFE/RL on March 27 about the aftermath of shelling that hit residential buildings, blowing out windows and doors, destroying houses and civilian infrastructure.
February 01, 2022
Tracking Down Advanced Russian Weaponry In The Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone
When Russia's ruling party urged the state to provide weaponry to separatists in Ukraine, the Kremlin spokesman described the proposal as "something new." However, open-source investigators have been documenting the presence of advanced Russian weapons since 2014.