Joanna Kakissis

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Russian missile and drone strikes across Ukraine claim at least 18 lives

Friday, April 28, 2023

An apartment building in the central Ukrainian city of Uman was hit after a series of early morning airstrikes across the country Friday.


Missile and drone strikes across Ukraine claim more than 20 lives

Friday, April 28, 2023

An apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Uman has been hit after a series of airstrikes across the country on Friday. The attack is the deadliest strike on a Ukrainian apartment since January.


China's Xi calls Ukraine's Zelenskyy, after weeks of intensifying pressure to do so

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Chinese leader's call comes as he has sought to play the role of peacemaker, though chances of a big breakthrough are slim, given how far apart Russia's and Ukraine's positions remain.


Thousands of Ukrainian and Russian soldiers have died in the battle for Bakhmut

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

As Russia advances on Bakhmut, the loved ones of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war's longest battle mourn at an ever-growing cemetery in Kyiv, and pin their hopes on an imminent counteroffensive.


International officials meet in Germany to coordinate weapons deliveries for Ukraine

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine as regional and international defense officials meet in Germany to coordinate delivery of weapons and other equipment to Ukraine.


This Ukrainian widower's superpower is repairing the home he shared with his wife

Friday, April 21, 2023

"He's giving us hope this neighborhood will come back to life," says a neighbor in the apartment building in Kharkiv damaged during Russia's invasion.


USAID will invest millions to boost the oversight of Ukraine's management of aid

Monday, April 17, 2023

Ukraine relies on billions of dollars in aid from the U.S. to keep services running during the war. The way Ukraine spends the money is strictly monitored. The U.S. wants to bolster that transparency.


Ukraine military says U.S. leak shows it needs more ammunition

Saturday, April 15, 2023

NPR's Elissa Nadworny talks with NPR Reporter Joanna Kakissis in Ukraine about how the recent intelligence leaks in the U.S. are affecting relations between allies.


How the U.S. intelligence leaks impact the Ukrainian government and its war strategy

Monday, April 10, 2023

The U.S. intelligence leaks, some of which detail the state of the war in Ukraine, have come to light as Ukraine is preparing for a counter-offensive sometime this spring.


In Kharkiv, a widower tries to repair his bombed apartment building

Saturday, April 08, 2023

In a war-ruined district of Kharkiv, a widower tries to repair his bombed apartment building as Ukraine struggles to restore neighborhoods destroyed by Russian attacks.


A rehab center revives traumatized Ukrainian troops before their return to battle

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Built largely with Western donations, the spa-like retreat provides soldiers with counseling, aromatherapy and more. But most soldiers are there for no more than a week.


On the border with Belarus, Ukrainian troops prep for a long war — and the front line

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Russian forces crossed from Belarus into Ukraine a year ago, headed for Kyiv, before their unexpected retreat. As the war drags on, Ukraine is fortifying even the quietest stretch of this border.


A center in Ukraine's northeast offers soldiers some badly needed rest

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

As Russia's war on Ukraine drags on, traumatized soldiers can recharge at a Western-style healing center in northwestern Ukraine before returning to the frontline.


Ukraine's best-known soldier died earlier this week defending Bakhmut

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Ukraine's best-known soldier began fighting Russians in eastern Ukraine in 2014, at age 18, forgoing dreams of becoming an artist. He died earlier this week on the same frontline.


Russia hit Ukraine with missiles Thursday morning, killing at least six people

Thursday, March 09, 2023

At least six people have died after a barrage of Russian missiles hit targets across Ukraine early Thursday. They also knocked out power at Europe's largest atomic power station.


Russia hits multiple cities across Ukraine, some with hypersonic missiles

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Ukrainian officials say at least six people were killed in Lviv and other cities in a Russian bombardment that included advanced Kinzhal missiles, which air defenses can't shoot down.


Ukraine's government says it wasn't involved in the attacks on Nord Stream pipelines

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

An adviser to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the reports are based on "anonymous conjecture but not real facts." The attacks, he said, are "devoid of tactical sense."


Russia aims to capture Bakhmut, for its first important battlefield victory in months

Monday, March 06, 2023

Russian and Ukrainian forces have been fighting over the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. Both sides have suffered horrific losses. Russia is trying to encircle Ukrainian forces still in the city.


Ukraine prepares for an ongoing defense on its border with Belarus

Friday, March 03, 2023

Along a quiet but unpredictable border, Ukrainian soldiers are digging in for a protracted war and training to help besieged forces in the east.


At the G-20 summit, countries couldn't reach an agreement about Ukraine

Sunday, February 26, 2023

More than a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, the fighting grinds on. Meanwhile the Group of 20 leading economies could not agree on a statement about the war.