Greg Myre

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4 months since Russia invaded, Ukraine faces a stark contrast

Friday, June 24, 2022

European leaders officially made Ukraine a candidate to join the EU. Yet, Ukraine is desperately trying to hold two cities under Russian assault.


Russian forces have captured nearly all off Severodonetsk

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Russia appears on the cusp of capturing Severodonetsk — a key Ukrainian city in the eastern part of the country. It's a city that's been at the center of the fighting for weeks.


U.S. ambassador to Ukraine: 'It's going to be a long, grinding, tough war'

Friday, June 17, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine has been through a lot in recent years. It's just reopened and Ambassador Bridget Brink is overseeing a massive U.S. assistance operation with a limited staff.


European leaders meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to show unity and support

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Four European leaders are meeting Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in talks intended as a show of European unity. Also, the U.S. ambassador tells NPR she expects "a long, grinding, tough war."


Ukraine's Zelenskyy hosts European leaders, welcomes more U.S. weapons

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Ukraine says it urgently needs the heavy artillery to counter Russia on the battlefield. Also, President Zelenskyy is looking for additional support as the leaders of Germany, France and Italy visit.


Momentum in the war has shifted and Ukraine says it needs more weapons

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

As NATO countries begin talks in Brussels, Ukraine is making its message clear: send more heavy weapons and fast. Ukraine's outgunned military is losing ground to Russia in the east of the country.


One of President Zelenskyy's top advisers told NPR what Ukraine wants

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The leaders of Ukraine are gaming out where the war with Russia goes from here. One of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's top advisers at Kyiv's presidential compound weighed in on what Ukraine wants.


Despite help from the U.S., Ukraine says it's outgunned by Russia

Friday, June 10, 2022

The U.S. is supplying billions of dollars of weapons to Ukraine. Yet getting armament to the battlefield is challenging and Ukraine says it needs even more firepower to fight Russian forces.


Russia is still blocking key Ukrainian port as fighting continues in Ukraine's east

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

There's intense fighting in the east of Ukraine, new information on a Ukrainian city under Russian occupation, and a possible cholera outbreak in Mariupol.


Kyiv hit by Russian airstrikes as information from Mariupol is throttled

Monday, June 06, 2022

Russian missiles struck Kyiv over the weekend. The Kremlin is also tightening its grip on Ukrainian cities under Russian occupation, meaning relatively little information is getting out.


Russia bombed a railcar repair facility in Kyiv

Sunday, June 05, 2022

It was the first Russian bombing of Kyiv in more than a month. Russia said it was targeting tanks, but NPR saw no evidence of any weapons at the scene.


Volodymyr vs. Vladimir: How rival statues explain the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Ukrainians call a legendary 10th-century ruler Volodymyr the Great. Russians call him Vladimir the Great. Here's a story on their dueling statues — and historical narratives — in Kyiv and Moscow.


Russia presses a major offensive in eastern Ukraine as other areas regain normalcy

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Russian military ambitions have narrowed, but it's still pressing a major offensive in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, places from which Russian troops retreated are rapidly regaining a sense of normalcy.


In two photos, see how Bucha is erasing the scars of Russia's invasion

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

First came the battle for Bucha. Now there's the battle to rebuild Bucha. This town was a scene of devastation in the early days of the war. Today you hear pounding hammers and screeching buzzsaws.


War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

To combat Russia's larger military, Ukraine has turned to creative tactics, from low-tech to high-tech. You could call them "war hacks." And many seem to be working.


Three months of war: Russia underachieves, Ukraine overachieves

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

When Ukraine was invaded, many expected a quick Russian victory. The war is 3 months old, with both sides digging in for a battle that could potentially be a long, drawn-out stalemate.


Ukrainian judge hands down a sentence in the first war crimes trial in that conflict

Monday, May 23, 2022

The court gave a life sentence to a 21-year-old Russian army sergeant for shooting and killing an unarmed Ukrainian man during the first days of the war. Its the first war crimes trial of the war.


Courtroom drama: Ukrainian widow confronts Russian who shot her husband

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The widow asked the Russian soldier what he felt when he killed her husband. "Fear," he said. "I understand you probably won't be able to forgive me. But I ask for your forgiveness."


Russian sergeant pleas guilty in the 1st war crimes case of the invasion in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A Russian sergeant pleads guilty for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the war's first war crimes case. Such cases usually occur after a war ends. Ukraine wants to prosecute while the evidence is fresh.


Ukraine says it's downed 200 aircraft, a mark of Russian failures in the sky

Monday, May 16, 2022

Russia was expected to dominate the skies over Ukraine. But Ukrainians are still shooting down helicopters and planes, making Russian pilots very wary about venturing into Ukrainian airspace.