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Why Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons — and what that means in an invasion by Russia

Monday, February 21, 2022

Three decades ago, the newly independent country of Ukraine was briefly the third-largest nuclear power in the world. A lot has changed since then.

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On the Crimean borderland, Ukrainians define their identity

Saturday, February 12, 2022

In the borderlands near Crimea, there is a war for the hearts and minds of Ukrainian citizens.

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Bar, bookstore or bunker? Kyiv residents wonder where to shelter in case of war

Sunday, February 06, 2022

An underground world in the Ukraine capital is made up of Soviet-era bomb shelters, bunkers and basements. A potential Russian attack threatens to put the bygone shelter system to the test.

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The world worries of a Russian attack. But for these Ukrainians, war is already here

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

NPR travelled towards the "temporarily occupied territories" on the Ukraine-Russia border, where the people who live there are in limbo – cut off from both Ukraine and Russia, cut off from the world.

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Why Americans should care about the Russia-Ukraine standoff

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The standoff between Ukraine and Russia is about global security and an attempt to "rewrite rules on which the world is based," says Ukraine's foreign minister.

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The world worries of a Russian incursion. In Donbas, Ukrainians already live with war

Monday, January 31, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports from Donbas region of Ukraine as its residents live under the threat of a Russian incursion and cope with eight years of tensions and fighting along the border.

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A bridge separates 2 realities at the frontier of Russian-occupied Ukraine

Monday, January 31, 2022

Russia is threatening to invade Ukraine. But in the eastern region of Donbas, war has been underway since Russia-backed separatists moved in and declared breakaway republics in 2014.

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Russia has just two options in front of it, says the top U.S. official in Ukraine

Friday, January 28, 2022

It Russia takes the path of aggression, it will face "extremely severe consequences immediately," says the U.S. charge d'affaires Kristina Kvien.

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A congressional delegation visits Kyiv to pledge solidarity with Ukraine

Friday, January 28, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Congressmen Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Congressman Mark Green, R-Tenn., about their trip to Ukraine as the country faces the threat of a Russian invasion.

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She helped fight for Ukraine's democracy. She hopes it survives

Friday, January 28, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Hanna Hopko, an original leader of Ukraine's EuroMaidan protests in 2014 about whether Ukrainians can stand up to the threat of Russian aggression.

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The top U.S. Diplomat in Ukraine still hopes Putin chooses diplomacy

Friday, January 28, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Kristina Kvien who, as the Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, is the top American official on the ground in Kyiv.

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Where President Zelensky's popularity stands with people in Ukraine

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Amid the crisis with Russia, some Ukrainians say their president has come up short. Others, like some of the ones skating in front of the office of the president, say they still support him.

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Americans should back Ukraine's fight against Russia, former wartime leader says

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Ukraine's former prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the military is stronger than it was the last time Russia invaded in 2014. But he still thinks the U.S. should help should Russia make advances.

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Here's what some people in Kyiv, Ukraine, have to say about the tension with Russia

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with people in Kyiv about the possibility of a Russian invasion into Ukraine.

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Stress, uncertainty and isolation are common pandemic experiences. But is it trauma?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Stress, burnout. Uncertainty. Isolation... all common experiences in the pandemic. But is it trauma? Experts are debating the term, but it's clear a mental health crisis is looming.

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Reporter John Leland on the lessons he's learned from spending time with the very old

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York Times reporter John Leland about the end of his series of articles following several people who were 85 years and older to the end of their lives.

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A timeline of how the Jan. 6 attack unfolded — including who said what and when

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

This week marks the one year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Here's a timeline of how the day unfolded.

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What happened when during the Jan. 6 insurrection? Here's a timeline of events

Monday, January 03, 2022

This week marks one year since the Jan 6 insurrection at the Capitol. This is an audio timeline of the events on the day of the riot.

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NPR staff remembers the voices they can't stop thinking about

Friday, December 31, 2021

All Things Considered staff reflect on the stories and voices from the program that moved them in 2021.

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This a capella group known for singing in stairwells now has a new Christmas album

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Dallas-based a capella group Kings Return has made a name for themselves by singing beautiful music in stairwells. Now they're out with a new Christmas EP.

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