Sergei L. Loiko
Sergei L. Loiko has covered wars, crises and daily life in Russia and the former Soviet states for the Los Angeles Times since 1991. He reported from northern Afghanistan in 2001 and from Iraq in 2003. In 2005, he contributed to then-Moscow Bureau Chief Kim Murphy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reports. His book, “Shock and Awe, War in Iraq,” published in Russian in 2004, was a regional best-seller. Before joining the Times, he was a television producer, a sergeant in the Strategic Rocket Forces and an English language high school teacher. Loiko graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University.
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Jan. 11, 2020
Although there is no way to link deaths directly to the lack of aid, military officials and other Ukrainians say they felt temporarily abandoned by their foremost ally: Washington.
Oct. 16, 2019
Volodymyr Zelensky had promised Ukrainians he’d end their war. Now many feel duped and regard the Trump impeachment drama as an annoying distraction.
Oct. 6, 2019
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denied feeling pressure from U.S. officials or Trump proxies to open questionable corruption investigations.
Oct. 1, 2019
Trump’s order to withhold aid to Kyiv jeopardized a struggling ally and weakened its hand against Russian aggression.
Sept. 30, 2019
Ukraine’s former top prosecutor says he repeatedly rebuffed Rudolph Giuliani’s demands to investigate Joe Biden and son because he had no evidence of wrongdoing.
Sept. 29, 2019
Caught in President Trump’s impeachment proceedings, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky struggles to stay on his anti-corruption course.
Sept. 25, 2019
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July 19, 2019
Seated in a jeep and clutching a screeching Geiger counter, Lt. Col.
June 30, 2019