• President Zelenskyy’s Orthodox Easter address

    Volodymyr Zelenskyy     |      April 24, 2022

    While the Orthodox Church in Russia officially supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Zelenskyy used the holiest day in the Orthodox calendar to hope for peace and thank the nation’s people for their courage.

  • One woman’s war

    Tamara Lobzina     |      April 24, 2022

    Russia launched its appalling assault on Ukraine at daybreak on the 24th of February. Here is one woman’s experience of the war so far.

  • Ukraine’s struggle is our fight too

    Peter Jennings     |      April 23, 2022

    Supporting Ukraine is the best way to strengthen global deterrence against military adventurism from authoritarian regimes. The more Australia can do to strengthen Ukraine, the more confidence we can have that fellow democracies will help us in the future.

  • The great game in the digital age

    Stephen Nagy     |      April 23, 2022

    Optimists once hoped the collapse of European Communism presaged the ‘end of history’, but Putin’s menacing of Europe – mirrored by China’s naked ambition in Asia – is forcing the democratic world to resist once again the rise of rapacious authoritarianism.

  • Euphemisms won’t help Ukraine

    Rory Finnin     |      April 22, 2022

    The West must abandon the language of appeasement and call out Russia’s war on Ukraine for the thuggish aggression it is.

  • Wolverines!

    Alfio Leotta     |      April 20, 2022

    Red Dawn, a 40 year old film in which American teenagers resist a Soviet invasion against all the odds, is helping to inspire Ukraine’s heroic fight against its Russian invaders.

  • Turkey’s drone wars

    James Jeffrey     |      April 20, 2022

    Once better known for its potent coffee and gelatinous confectionary, Turkey is making a name for itself as a major global player in armed drone development, with its TB2 drones punching above their weight against Russian armour in Ukraine.

  • They know we know they’re lying

    Neil Bermel     |      April 17, 2022

    The ridiculous lies which Russia tells to evade blame for its outrageous actions in Ukraine are part of a larger pattern of barefaced falsehoods and deception in which truth has no meaning at all.

  • Putin’s plan to bury Ukraine

    Susanne Sternthal     |      April 16, 2022

    Russia’s plan to annihilate Ukraine and assimilate its citizens into a greater Russian empire underline the urgent need to defeat Putin’s thuggish invasion and overthrow his criminal regime.

  • Listen to Ukraine, not apologists for Russia

    Alasdair McCallum     |      April 15, 2022

    Many Western commentators still go out of their way to excuse Russia’s aggression and ignore the right of Ukraine and Eastern Europe to live in peace, freedom and democracy.

  • Why Australia’s highest peak honours an anti-Russian freedom fighter

    Darius von Güttner     |      April 15, 2022

    Russia has been bullying, invading and oppressing its East European neighbours for centuries, and Australia’s highest mountain is named after one of the many heroic freedom fighters who opposed its brutish assaults on their lands.

  • The battle for Donbas

    Frank Ledwidge     |      April 14, 2022

    Russia has waged a proxy war in the east of Ukraine for the last eight years, and the region is now the main battleground in Russia’s wholesale invasion, with the once idyllic port city of Mariupol falling at the cost of thousands of civilian casualities.