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

Violence has damaged infrastructure near a Ukraine power plant, sparking safety fears

Concern is growing over damage to a Ukrainian nuclear facility seized by Russians in March, which is reportedly currently under bombardment. Ukraine is seeking an international mission to the plant.

Violence has damaged infrastructure near a Ukraine power plant, sparking safety fears

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Ukraine condemns Amnesty International report that troops were too close to civilians

Amnesty International has criticized Ukraine for setting up military bases in residential areas. Ukrainian officials say It's Russian forces that are putting Ukrainian civilians lives in jeopardy.

Ukraine condemns Amnesty International report that troops were too close to civilians

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A retired ISS commander weighs in on Russia's decision to leave

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Terry Virts, retired NASA astronaut and commander of the International Space Station, about Russia's decision to leave the ISS after 2024.

A retired ISS commander weighs in on Russia's decision to leave

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Turkey's President Erdogan is set to meet with Putin again — and has some requests

Turkey is part of NATO and keeps close ties with the West, but its president is on the way to Russia with some very specific requests.

Turkey's President Erdogan is set to meet with Putin again — and has some requests

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'Vogue' cover of Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska sparks debate and controversy

Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska was criticized for not looking ladylike in a recent Vogue photoshoot. Her supporters pushed back, creating an online campaign asking what it means to #SitLikeAGirl.

'Vogue' cover of Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska sparks debate and controversy

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Ukraine's army is waging its 1st major offensive against Russia to retake Kherson

Could Ukraine's army retake the strategic southern city of Kherson? Officers and soldiers near the front line say the counter-offensive is already underway.

Ukraine's army is waging its 1st major offensive against Russia to retake Kherson

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Resuming Ukrainian grain exports may help reduce food insecurity in the Middle East

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Corinne Fleischer, the World Food Programme's Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe regional director, about what grain shipments from Ukraine means for some areas.

Resuming Ukrainian grain exports may help reduce food insecurity in the Middle East

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For the 1st time since Russia invaded, ships are set to depart Ukraine with grain

In Odessa, Ukraine is trying to launch ships filled with grain as part of deals brokered to address a global food shortage. Its ports have been closed since Russia invaded more than five months ago.

For the 1st time since Russia invaded, ships are set to depart Ukraine with grain

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Concerns around shipping Ukrainian grain

What it would actually take to send out Ukrainian grain. They need to bring in minesweepers, figure out shipping companies to use, assure no more missile attacks, sort out danger pay, and lots more.

Concerns around shipping Ukrainian grain

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Brittney Griner testifies about her medical marijuana prescription and chaotic arrest

The WNBA star took the stand in Russian court Wednesday to explain why she had vape cartridges in the first place, how they ended up in her luggage and what happened after they were discovered.

Brittney Griner testifies about her medical marijuana prescription and chaotic arrest

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