State of Ukraine

We have reporters on the ground in Ukraine and around the world, bringing you the latest on Russia's war in Ukraine. We'll discuss the conflict's past, its possible future, and what each new development means for the rest of the world.

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What are reasonable goals for Ukraine's counteroffensive?
NPR's Greg Myre looks at what realistic goals might be for Ukraine's military campaign to push back on Russian gains.
Published Friday
Two views of the Ukrainian counteroffensive: from Eastern Ukraine and the Pentagon
NPR's Joanna Kakissis in Eastern Ukraine and Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman talk about the goals for the Ukrainian counteroffensive, and increasing U.S. support for Ukraine.
Published Thursday
Going from a city at war to a boarding school in rural New York
This graduation season marks the end of a surprising chapter in the life of one student, displaced by war, who went from Ukraine's second largest city to a junior boarding school in Northern New York.
Published Wednesday
Why has there been a months-long, bloody fight for Bahkmut?
Both sides have endured great losses in the fight for a minor Ukrainian City. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a professor of strategic studies to find out why.
Published Tuesday
A wave of diplomacy for Ukraine's president
President Zelenskyy has recently visited European capitals as well as meetings with Arab leaders and the G7 nations. NPR's Joanna Kakissis talks about the Ukrainian president's diplomatic push.
Published Monday
Ukraine's president addresses a meeting with some countries that support Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the Arab League summit, a group which contains countries that have very close ties to Russia. NPR's Aya Batrawy tells us what Saudi Arabia's invitation to Zelenskyy means.
Published 05/19
A high-profile case of corruption in Ukraine
The head of Ukraine's supreme court has been arrested for corruption. NPR's Joanna Kakissis tells us it is part of an on-going crackdown.
Published 05/18
Have the Ukrainians begun their spring military push?
Ukrainian forces claim they've made advances in the battle for Bakhmut, a city in the east that Russia has been trying to capture for more than 10 months. NPR's Joanna Kakissis tells us this may be a sign that the long-awaited counteroffensive has begun.
Published 05/17
Should Ukraine try to take back Crimea?
Russia took Crimea from Ukraine illegally nine years ago and many Ukrainians want it back. But the peninsula is seen as a red line for Russia. Eleanor Beardsley takes a look at the high-stakes decision of whether Ukraine should make retaking the territory one of its goals.
Published 05/16
What will the Ukrainian counteroffensive look like?
To understand the upcoming, or possibly started, Ukrainian counteroffensive to push back Russian gains, NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Max Bergmann of the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Published 05/15
Is the Ukrainian counteroffensive on hold?
Ukraine's president says more weapons are needed before a spring counteroffensive begins. NPR's Leila Fadel talks to retired U.S Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges about whether a delay hurts Ukraine's effort.
Published 05/12
Ukraine co-hosts the Eurovision Song Contest from afar
Though last year's winner, Ukraine, cannot host the contest because of the war, it will put forward a powerful entry. NPR's Joanna Kakissis introduces to the duo who will showcase the country's evolving cultural identity.
Published 05/11
War in Ukraine hangs over holiday celebrations in Russia
The war in Ukraine meant a scaled back celebration in Moscow honoring the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. NPR's Moscow Correspondent Charles Maynes explains how the holiday is different this year.
Published 05/09
An American volunteer fighter is laid to rest in Ukraine
NPR's Julian Hayda attends a funeral for an American who died fighting for Ukraine in Bahkmut.
Published 05/08
College students in Ukraine and the U.S. compare their daily lives
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to two students, one from each country, whose classes connect over Zoom to learn about each other's lives.
Published 05/05