This week’s assault hit at least 15 energy facilities — some for the fifth or sixth time — forcing controlled blackouts in every part of the country.
In Kherson, national songs were banned, speaking Ukrainian could lead to arrest, and students were told they were Russian. Cue the resistance.
Even Vladimir Putin and the Russian government were targets, but there was no evidence that the volume of blame would be a real liability.
If the appeals court near Moscow won’t overrule Ms. Griner’s verdict, it will come into force and she will be sent to a penal colony.
Newly mobilized recruits are already at the front in Ukraine, a growing chorus of reports says, fighting and dying after only days of training.
While the invasion added greater urgency to their work, the group has been tracking disappearances and war crimes for years.
President Vladimir V. Putin has made Russia’s seizure of the peninsula a centerpiece of his 22-year rule, but a series of clandestine attacks by Ukrainian forces recently have tested security…