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.
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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

Ukraine recently got a promise of new tanks, will fighter jets be next?

In an interview with NPR, Ukraine's defense minister says he's optimistic Western allies will supply his country with advanced fighter jets.

Ukraine recently got a promise of new tanks, will fighter jets be next?

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An elderly couple in Ukraine says their resilience is all about happiness

An elderly couple who survived a Russian air strike in a town on the front lines in Ukraine celebrate the electricity and water they once again have.

An elderly couple in Ukraine says their resilience is all about happiness

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How the US is helping keep the lights on in Ukraine.

Ukraine needs more than weapons to defeat Russia. The US is also working frantically to provide infrastructure help to keep the lights on.

How the US is helping keep the lights on in Ukraine.

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Can Western tanks change the game?

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute about decisions by the U.S. and Germany to send battle tanks to Ukraine, and their likely impact on the war against Russia.

Can Western tanks change the game?

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The US and Germany agree to send tanks to Ukraine. What will their impact be?

In coordinated announcements, the US and Germany said they will send two types of state-of-the-art tanks to Ukraine. We hear from NPR reporters in Berlin and Washington, DC about why these announcements were made now and what these weapons will mean on the front lines.

The US and Germany agree to send tanks to Ukraine. What will their impact be?

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A shakeup in Ukraine's government. And why Germany is reluctant to send tanks.

A number of high-level officials were dismissed from Ukraine's government amid allegations of corruption. And a former member of Germany's Parliament talks about the historical and cultural reasons for Germany's reticence to send tanks to Ukraine or allow other countries to do the same.

A shakeup in Ukraine's government. And why Germany is reluctant to send tanks.

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What it's like to spend a winter in the trenches, according to Ukrainian soldiers

Ukrainian soldiers in the country's northeast describe winter living conditions in their trenches, in advance of a possible springtime Russian offensive.

What it's like to spend a winter in the trenches, according to Ukrainian soldiers

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Will Ukraine's allies send in tanks? And an icy cold tradition.

Ukraine's allies are announcing their latest weapons packages for the country. But not all of them agree on whether to share western-designed and made heavy battle tanks.

Will Ukraine's allies send in tanks? And an icy cold tradition.

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Germany's chancellor said he'd boost military. How is the German army doing now?

The war in Ukraine shook Europe. Just days after Russia's invasion, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a $100 billion boost for Germany's military. Has it helped? Here's a look at the state of Germany's armed forces and the industry that depends on their survival

Germany's chancellor said he'd boost military. How is the German army doing now?

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A helicopter crash near Kyiv kills at least 12, including Ukraine's interior minister

A helicopter crash near Kyiv killed more than a dozen people, including the country's interior minister.

A helicopter crash near Kyiv kills at least 12, including Ukraine's interior minister

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