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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
NATO foreign ministers are now meeting in Romania to discuss how to support Ukrainians as they confront a harsh winter and a constant barrage of Russian attacks on critical infrastructure.
Saturday, November 26, 2022
The Female Pilots of Ukraine is the first of its kind in the country at a time when the Ukrainian military has been using drones for reconnaissance and fighting against Russian forces.
Friday, November 11, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his forces are taking back Kherson, following Russia's withdrawal from the strategic southern city.
Wednesday, November 02, 2022
A new school in Kyiv aims to get more women involved in the war effort by putting them in a driver's seat where few have been before: piloting drones.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ukraine was the leading country Americans adopted from, but it halted adoptions this year after Russia's invasion. Now many families and children are in limbo.
Sunday, October 09, 2022
Ukrainians celebrated the Saturday attack on a key bridge connecting the Crimean peninsula to mainland Russia by flooding social media with memes, which have become a staple of the conflict.
Wednesday, October 05, 2022
Dozens of American parents who were in the process of adopting children from Ukraine are stuck in limbo as the war with Russia grinds on with no end in sight.
Saturday, October 01, 2022
The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
All of the chain's 100-plus locations in Ukraine closed after Russia invaded in February. Three reopened in Kyiv this week, for delivery only. "It's a nice gift from McDonald's," one customer says.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Ukrainian forces liberated the town of Balakliia in a swift counteroffensive against Russia in the east, where retreating Russian troops left behind tanks, captives and an untold number of casualties.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
The rural town of Balaklia was liberated as part of Ukraine's recent counteroffensive against Russia in the east. NPR was among the first group of journalists to go there.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The Ukrainian town of Balaklia was the first to be liberated as part of Ukraine's recent counteroffensive. The work to understand what happened there during six months of occupation is just beginning.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Ukrainian officials claim to have taken Izium, Balakliya and Kupiansk — all of which have been controlled by Russian forces for months.
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Antony Blinken is on a trip to Kyiv, where he visited a children's hospital and met with U.S. Embassy staff. He is expected to announce another $2 billion in aid to help Ukraine in Russia's invasion.
Monday, September 05, 2022
The Carpathian Mountains are a wildly popular domestic getaway spot for Ukrainians in the summer. But Russia's invasion has deeply affected the tourism industry there this year.
Thursday, September 01, 2022
Enerhodar Mayor Dmytro Orlov speaks to NPR about the risks of attacks and nuclear disaster with Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia plant under Russian occupation.
Monday, August 29, 2022
Andriy Tuz was at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant when it came under Russian control. Now in Switzerland, the plant's ex-spokesman talks about his ordeal leaving and how remaining Ukrainians are doing.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago. In that time, thousands of people have been killed, cities destroyed, millions of people displaced and the Ukrainian economy has been battered.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Andriy Tuz was at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant when it came under Russian control in March. Now in Switzerland, Tuz talks about work and life at the complex under Russian occupation.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska was criticized for her pose on the cover of the famous fashion magazine. People are coming to her defense to challenge stereotypes about women.