‘We all want to live a normal life’: Students at this Ukrainian school look toward a future past the war


For young people still in school, there are few sweeter words than “summer vacation.” But for students in Ukraine, these are challenging times. The school year for public school kids just wrapped up last week, and their whole educational experience — for Ukrainian students and their teachers — has fundamentally changed. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports from the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.

‘You just keep going’: This Ukrainian family is back together in Lviv but they miss their hometown of Kharkiv

Serhiy Ivanov is a goalkeeper with Ukraine's first amputee soccer club. 

‘Keep on living’: Wounded vets in Ukraine establish first amputee soccer club

Oleksandr lost his right leg during combat. He is now going through rehab at the Unbroken National Rehabilitation Center in Lviv Ukraine.

‘I want to stand up again’: Wounded Ukrainian veterans on the road to recovery

A video still from "The Lemberg Machine," 2023.

New film tackles Ukraine’s role in the Holocaust

During a recent morning mass, Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church, in Lviv, Ukraine, is packed.

Ukrainian Greek Catholics lament lack of support by Vatican amid war with Russia

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Pope Francis recently praised Russian historical figures in a speech to Russian youth. To members of Ukraine’s Greek Catholic community, these comments were deemed “painful” amid the ongoing war with Russia, and put a spotlight on their needs and concerns.

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‘We don’t have this past anymore’: Ukrainian artist revives Kyiv’s prewar soundscape


Oleh Shpudeiko, also known as Heinali, left his hometown at the start of Russia’s invasion. To heal his trauma, he made “Kyiv Eternal,” an album fusing electronic music with recordings of his past life. 

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Wounded Ukrainian soldiers start new journeys on prosthetics


​​​​​​​Many Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have lost limbs and need to be fitted with prosthetics. A group of soldiers in New York City is receiving treatment, and they’re already thinking about what their lives will look like when they return home.

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‘My art is not soft anymore’: A Ukrainian sculptor reshapes his vision in response to war 


Sculptor Myros Dedyshyn said the reality of war changed the subject of his once-hopeful artworks. Now, he’s focused on themes like militarization, grief and self-protection.

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Philadelphia’s Ukrainian diaspora puts a unique spin on holiday classic in solidarity with Ukraine

The Ukrainian community in Philadelphia is the second-largest in the United States. As members of the diaspora celebrated the holidays with a special Ukrainian version of “The Nutcracker,” they reflected on a year of worry and solidarity.