Month: May 2022

Bytes from Ukraine

31 May 2022 By Paul Martin

“I’m being bombed by my own bombs,” an elderly long-retired Ukrainian engineer complains… 14-year-old Ukrainian boy refugee on train from Polish-Ukraine border town Przmishyl to Krakow: “My cat came with us. Of course she had to. She is part of the family.”

How Ukraine’s Post Office chief stamps down on the Russian invasion of his country.

25 May 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive from Kyiv, Ukraine Amid the images of destruction inflicted by continued Russian attacks on a sovereign nation, Ukrainian television showed far less grim pictures this week. People were smiling again — generally very happy to be allowed to queue up in the streets. Thousands of eager locals stood since the very early hours at post […]

Butchery in Bucha. An eye-opening trip there with an aid worker.

11 May 2022 By Paul Martin

Exclusive from Bucha, Ukraine. Oleksii Tolkachov, 39, is delivering aid to people without food, electricity and heating in Bucha and Irpin, the until-recently Russian-occupied satellite towns north of Kyiv.  They are both now ignominious worldwide symbols of the invaders’ ruthless destruction.   Before we drive in, we pull up at the first of several destroyed tanks.   […]

The USA wants to use Polish troops to jointly snatch part of Ukraine. That’s what Russian ‘intelligence information’ supposedly shows.

4 May 2022 By Paul Martin

Russia’s spy chief has accused the US and Poland of planning to split off the western section of Ukraine and place it under the military control of Polish troops. Sergey Naryshkin, the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, insisted his sources were from his intelligence-gathering. “According to the information received by the Foreign Intelligence Service […]