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.

Most Recent Episodes

War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia

To combat Russia's larger military, Ukraine has turned to creative tactics, from low-tech to high-tech. You could call them "war hacks." And many seem to be working.

War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia

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U.S. National Guardsmen trained Ukrainian soldiers and it seems to have paid off

Behind some of the success of the Ukrainian military against Russia is a little-known U.S. initiative, one built around state national guards.

U.S. National Guardsmen trained Ukrainian soldiers and it seems to have paid off

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How the U.S.'s goals in Ukraine compare to Europe's goals

The U.S. wants to weaken Russia and help Ukraine win, while some in Europe are looking for a diplomatic solution.

How the U.S.'s goals in Ukraine compare to Europe's goals

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Ukrainian judge hands down a sentence in the first war crimes trial in that conflict

The court gave a life sentence to a 21-year-old Russian army sergeant for shooting and killing an unarmed Ukrainian man during the first days of the war.

Ukrainian judge hands down a sentence in the first war crimes trial in that conflict

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Millions of Ukrainians rushed to leave — the line to return home stretches for miles

NPR's Ari Shapiro visits a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine to chronicle the journeys of Ukrainians returning to their homeland.

Millions of Ukrainians rushed to leave — the line to return home stretches for miles

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Warsaw mayor pleads for a strategic plan as city continues to welcome refugees

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the mayor of Warsaw, Poland, about how his city is managing the influx of Ukrainian refugees. He says Warsaw's population went up by 15% since the outset of the conflict.

Warsaw mayor pleads for a strategic plan as city continues to welcome refugees

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Rebuilding Ukraine could cost hundreds of billions of dollars

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ukrainian economist Yuriy Gorodnichenko about the cost of rebuilding Ukraine after the war.

Rebuilding Ukraine could cost hundreds of billions of dollars

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Millions rushed to leave Ukraine. Now many are lining up to get back in

NPR's Ari Shapiro spends a day at the Medyka border crossing to see how the flow of refugees has changed over the nearly three months since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Millions rushed to leave Ukraine. Now many are lining up to get back in

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The UN security council discussed how the war in Ukraine may worsen global hunger

The U.S. is using its presidency of the UN Security Council to focus on food security, as much of the world worries about the ripple effects from the war in Ukraine.

The UN security council discussed how the war in Ukraine may worsen global hunger

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