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


Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine two years ago, tens of thousands of people — both soldiers and civilians — have been injured. Many of the people who have lost limbs are military veterans who are now going through rehabilitation. The World’s Daniel Ofman recently visited Lviv, where many of those veterans are receiving treatment.

A bald-headed man buries his face in a Ukraine flag and cell phone

‘I think they did this to break our will’: Freed Ukrainian POW tells his story

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The Ukrainian counteroffensive and what’s next

A bunch of flowers with the colors of the Ukrainian flag is laid down at the memorial for those killed during the war, near Maidan Square in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

‘The war is not over yet’: Ukraine marks 10-year anniversary of pivotal Maidan Revolution

Illustration of a destroyed library.

Saving Ukraine’s cultural heritage with a click

Panelist for the online event on the environmental impact of the war in Ukraine.

LIVE Event: The Environmental Cost of the War in Ukraine


Join The World’s Carolyn Beeler for a conversation with Ukrainian environmental scientist Kateryna Polyanska and Doug Weir from The Conflict and Environment Observatory.

Left to right: Streets are flooded in Kherson, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 after the walls of the Kakhovka dam collapsed; Screen shot form video; Vehicles on fire at an oil depot after missiles struck the facility in an area controlled by Russian-bac

VIDEO: The environmental impact of the war in Ukraine


Damages to the environment are widespread and will continue to impact Ukrainians for decades to come.

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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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Flooding from Ukraine’s ‘Hero River’ may be a silver lining of war


​​​​​​​ In order to prevent Russian troops from advancing toward Kyiv, Ukrainian forces destroyed a dam on the Irpin River early on in the war. The flooding, as it turned out, created new wetland areas. Some conservationists hope to see the wetlands stay. Even residents whose cellars remain flooded are glad the water came and the Russian troops did not. 

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The environmental cost of war in Ukraine


Nearly a year and a half into Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, its impact has been felt most acutely in lost lives, flattened cities and destroyed infrastructure. But the environmental damage from combat has also contaminated Ukraine’s soil, water and air, at a cost the government is estimating to be $56 billion. This impact is likely to be one of the longest-lasting legacies of the war, persisting for decades after the fighting stops.