Jason Beaubien

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The differences between what Russia and Ukraine say is happening on the ground

Thursday, October 06, 2022

Russia says it is claiming parts of Ukraine, but facts on the ground say otherwise. Ukrainian troops continue a counteroffensive in the country's south and east that is upending the Kremlin's plans.

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How Russian forces lost control of the Ukrainian railway hub of Lyman

Monday, October 03, 2022

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the key railway hub is under his country's control. Russian forces had been using the rail lines to resupply their troops farther south in Ukraine.

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The real world impact of Russia's annexation of Ukrainian regions

Friday, September 30, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally annexed four regions of Ukraine. Ukraine responded by submitting an application to quickly ascend into NATO. The moves are an escalation in the conflict.

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Ukraine's offensive in Kharkiv was hard and bitter, say soldiers who did the fighting

Thursday, September 29, 2022

While Ukraine's counteroffensive this month was hailed as stunning by military observers, Ukrainian troops tell NPR that Russian forces put up stiff resistance in parts of the Kharkiv region.

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Ukrainian soldiers' view on counteroffensive could inform efforts to dislodge Russia

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Ukraine's counteroffensive saw many Russian forces flee advancing troops in the northeast of the country. But soldiers on the ground say it was more difficult than some headlines have portrayed it.

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Occupied regions of Ukraine vote to join Russia in staged referendums

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The so-called referendums — which Ukraine, the U.S. and others have denounced as shams — are widely viewed as an initial Kremlin move toward formal Russian annexation of the territories.

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What's next for the war in Ukraine

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Nearly seven months of war in Ukraine, Kyiv's counteroffensive succeeded and Russia ordered more troops to mobilize. Ukrainian lawmakers have been visiting Washington to petition for more arms.

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In a retaken border village, Ukrainians point to signs of Russian abuse of civilians

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Villagers describe allegations of abuse and officials say they found a torture chamber in Kozacha Lopan, in the Kharkiv region, which Russian forces invaded and took over at the start of the war.

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Some Ukrainian towns are now liberated, but Russian forces left them in shambles

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

One Ukrainian woman planted flowers after Russia took over her town — to show she wasn't going anywhere. Now the Russian forces are gone and she and the town are trying to pick up the pieces.

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A recaptured Ukrainian town offers a window into life under Russian occupation

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Ukrainians are finding danger and destruction in their towns recently retaken from Russia's troops.

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Ukrainians report evidence of human rights abuses, including mass burial sites

Friday, September 16, 2022

Ukrainian officials allege that in the wake of the Russian retreat from the northeast of the country, they've found numerous mass graves, including one near the city Izium containing over 400 bodies.

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An economic perfect storm is battering emerging markets. Debt crises loom

Friday, September 02, 2022

With a strengthening dollar and rising commodity prices, developing nations are having a hard time paying their debts.

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Russia's war in Ukraine pushes Ukrainian steel production to the brink

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Russian invasion has taken a toll on Ukrainian metalworks — the country's second-largest industry — and there's still no deal to ship iron and steel products to customers.

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Encore: Drones are a powerful weapon in the Russia-Ukraine war

Monday, August 01, 2022

The Ukraine army's relatively unsophisticated drones have become very important as intelligence gathering tools. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on July 30, 2022.)

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In the Russia-Ukraine war, drones are one of the most powerful weapons

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Even relatively inexpensive drones can provide valuable intelligence to units on the battlefield. "This is our task," a Ukrainian drone surveillance unit member says. "We sit the whole day and watch."

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Cafes opening in Kharkiv, but most large Ukrainian businesses remain shuttered

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Business is clawing back in Ukraine, but it won't be anything like normal for a long time.

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The war in Ukraine has dramatically affected businesses — big and small

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Businesses in Ukraine face numerous challenges in the midst of the war. Some have shutdown entirely, while others are scrambling to find new ways to operate.

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Kharkiv is finding a new normal as residents return to work — despite missile strikes

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

As the war in Ukraine nears its sixth month, people in the northeastern city of Kharkiv are finding a new normal. Construction crews are cleaning up bombed buildings and people are returning to work.

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Encore: Garbage collectors in Kharkiv dodge mortars to pick up the trash

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night — nor even threats of Russian missiles shall keep the garbage haulers of Kharkiv from their appointed rounds. We hit the streets with one crew.

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Russian missiles are blasting civilians in Ukraine

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

A Russian missile struck a crowded shopping mall last month, killing 21 people and injuring dozens more. It was just one of many instances when Russia hit Ukraine's civilian areas.

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