State of Ukraine With reporters on the ground, conversations with politicians and officials, and breakdowns of what's going on, we'll bring you everything you need to know about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, multiple times a day. We'll discuss the conflict's past, its possible futures, and what each new development means for the rest of the world.

State of Ukraine

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With reporters on the ground, conversations with politicians and officials, and breakdowns of what's going on, we'll bring you everything you need to know about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, multiple times a day. We'll discuss the conflict's past, its possible futures, and what each new development means for the rest of the world.

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Russia is facing a huge geopolitical price for its invasion of Ukraine

Russia has won significant ground on the battlefield in eastern Ukraine but a growing number of experts say the growing costs to Moscow's military, economy and stature far outweigh the gains.

Russia is facing a huge geopolitical price for its invasion of Ukraine

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G-7 leaders focus on Ukraine war in summit

Leaders of the G-7 nations met in Germany and focused on the war in Ukraine. They talked about new missile defense systems for Kyiv and a proposal for a price cap for Russian oil.

G-7 leaders focus on Ukraine war in summit

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Russia's economy is weathering sanctions, but tough times are ahead

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Russian political scientist Ilya Matveev about the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy.

Russia's economy is weathering sanctions, but tough times are ahead

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Ukraine could become a candidate to join the EU. Here's what it takes to get in

European Union leaders will meet Thursday in Brussels where they are expected to approve Ukraine as a candidate to join the EU — a process that is neither quick nor easy.

Ukraine could become a candidate to join the EU. Here's what it takes to get in

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Why volunteer grave diggers in Ukraine are exhuming Russia's dead

Ukraine has been collecting the bodies of dead Russians left behind pushed Russian forces back from Kharkiv weeks ago. Two brothers from an outside village are helping unbury the dead.

Why volunteer grave diggers in Ukraine are exhuming Russia's dead

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The once-quiet southwestern corner of Ukraine is now playing a key role in trade

An overlooked corner of Ukraine is quietly playing a critical role in the country's efforts to import and export goods. Russia is trying to cut it off.

The once-quiet southwestern corner of Ukraine is now playing a key role in trade

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Ukrainian activist pleads with Washington lawmakers for more military support

Hanna Hopko, a pro-democracy activist from Ukraine, traveled to Washington, D.C., to try and convince lawmakers to send Ukraine more aid. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly spoke with her to see if it's working.

Ukrainian activist pleads with Washington lawmakers for more military support

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

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."

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

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What's motivating the foreigners who have gone to Ukraine to fight against Russia

The U.S. State Department says it is "aware of unconfirmed reports of two U.S. citizens captured in Ukraine." They are believed to among the thousands of foreigners who have gone to fight in Ukraine.

What's motivating the foreigners who have gone to Ukraine to fight against Russia

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

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.

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

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