The misery of 365 days of bloodshed and the full scale of the global repercussions are difficult to sum up with mere words.
When Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, many analysts assumed a swift Russian victory. A year later, Ukraine is still boldly defending its sovereignty, but at a steep price. Deepen your understanding of the ongoing humanitarian crisis with this guide to the best reporting and analysis about the conflict, including on-the-ground dispatches highlighting the courage of Ukrainian civilians and sharp analyses of the war’s historical context and global impact.
Updated: 02/23/23, 5 p.m. ET
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Nearly a year since Russian forces rolled into Ukraine, there are no real signs of a way out of the conflict. Neither side appears primed for an outright military victory, and progress at the negotiating table seems just as unlikely.
After a series of humiliating retreats, Putin’s initial invasion plan has clearly failed, but Russia’s war is far from over.
A shared sense of national history is proving to be a crucial weapon, spurring on Ukraine resistance and Russian soldiers.
If we deprive ourselves of history, everything is a surprise.
Among the millions of Ukrainians volunteering to help are a group of women running a “data battalion.”
A first-ever oral history of how Washington insiders saw the warning signs of a European land war, their frantic attempts to stop it — and the moment Putin actually crossed the border.
Ukrainian ingenuity has impressed US officials, who have praised Kyiv’s ability to “MacGyver” solutions to its battlefield needs that fill in important tactical gaps left by the larger, more sophisticated Western weaponry.
The government is using Clearview AI to identify fallen Russian soldiers, but this deployment distracts from face recognition’s dangers.
Like wartime posters, the stamps provide a fascinating and symbolic visual record of Ukrainian history.
Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, recommends books to better understand the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, from an introductory work by an eminent historian to the latest work of some of Ukraine’s leading novelists.