Chipping away at Ukraine support

The World War I cemetery in Ladomirova, Slovakia, that the Russian ambassador to Slovakia falsely said had been destroyed. — ©️2023 The New York Times Company

WHEN Ukraine discovered civilian mass graves in an area recaptured from Russian troops, Russia’s ambassador in neighbouring Slovakia countered with his own discovery.

The mayor of a remote Slovak village, as the ambassador announced in September last year, had bulldozed Russian graves from World War I.

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