Month: June 2023

Why is this playground in Kherson surprising?

21 June 2023 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin in Kherson, Ukraine. Pictures, they say in journalism, are worth a thousand words. So look at this one that I snapped: Well, one thing is obvious: there’s a bunker alongside the playground equipment. Its users need to duck into the shelter if they hear the wailing of an air-raid siren, like this […]

UN nuclear chief, visiting Kyiv, says the Russian-controlled Ukrainian atomic power plant is facing a ‘dangerous situation’ following the smashing of the Kakhova Dam wall.

13 June 2023 By Paul Martin

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe faces a “dangerous situation”, and suggested that the Russians were balking so far at a Ukrainian warning that the final reactor should be completely shut down. “It’s a very dangerous situation and the IAEA is here to prevent something very bad,” the director-general said. “He also announced he […]

Why one in-depth reporter thinks, controversially, that American and EU pressure on Ukraine may be the only way to end an unwinnable war.

13 June 2023 By Paul Martin

BY ANATOL LIEVEN 25 April 2023 Anatol Lieven is a former war correspondent and Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington DC. He has just returned from five weeks in Ukraine, interviewing civilians, military personnel and government officials. What follows is an edited transcript of his remarks to Freddie Sayers. […]

Publish and be dammed. Evidence that Correspondent.World was correct in its world scoop in Ukraine two days ago: The Kakhovka Dam wall WAS blasted by the Russians.

9 June 2023 By Paul Martin

Transcript of a conversation that Ukraine claims proves Russia blew up the Kakhovka dam: Ukraine’s domestic security service (SBU) said on Friday it had intercepted a telephone call proving a Russian “sabotage group” blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station and the dam in southern Ukraine. A one-and-a-half minute audio clip on its Telegram channel of […]

Another disaster at the huge Ukrainian dam…

7 June 2023 By Paul Martin

The Soviets blasted the hydroelectric dam wall in the southern city to slow the Nazi advance. The explosion flooded villages along the banks of the Dnieper River, killing thousands of civilians. A handful of Zaporizhzhya residents are battling for the recognition of the little-known wartime tragedy. Ukraine suffered heavy losses both during World War II […]

A spectacular own goal. How the Russians sabotaged themselves by blowing up Ukraine’s huge dam near Kherson.

7 June 2023 By Paul Martin

World Exclusive.  By Paul Martin.  It could literally turn the tide of the Russian Ukraine war. In a huge military blunder, Russian saboteurs blasted far too many of the 28 sluice gates that were holding back a huge expanse of water in the massive Kakhovka dam, senior military-related sources have told Correspondent.World. “The explosives were laid as […]