Ukraine war

 Former combat medic Hector Bernal trains soldiers in tactical medicine at his center outside Bogotá. Bernal says he’s trained more than 20 soldiers who have gone to Ukraine recently.

Colombian army veterans join Ukraine’s army — motivated by financial need


Hundreds of Colombians have recently enlisted in Ukraine’s military, as it tries to replenish its forces after months of heavy losses on the frontlines. But many are not going for ideological reasons.


Farmland off-limits in Ukraine due to mines

US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink in Kyiv.

US Amb Bridget Brink: ‘I see no break in support’ to help Ukraine prevail against Russia

Karolina Daremyan bikes just six weeks after receiving her new prosthetic legs at Shriners Children's Boston.

How a Boston hospital transformed a Ukrainian child’s life

Funeral workers burry a coffin with an unidentified civilian body, who died in Bucha during the Russian occupation period in February-March 2022, during a funeral in Bucha, Ukraine

Digital clues and the stories Ukraine’s mass graves tell

Conflict & Justice
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The controversial Chechen leader who supports Putin in Ukraine


Russian President Vladimir Putin promoted Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to army general this month. Kadyrov is a long-time ally of Putin and is known for his inflammatory remarks and abysmal human rights record. He has also described Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a “holy war.”

Firefighters and police officers work on a site where an explosion created a crater on the street after a Russian attack in Dnipro, Ukraine

Russia blasts Kyiv, other Ukrainian cities in deadly strikes


Russia has unleashed the largest barrage of strikes since the early days of the war against multiple Ukrainian cities, hitting energy facilities and civilian areas. The strikes came in an apparent retaliation to an attack on a key bridge to the Crimean Peninsula.

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US educators step up to help displaced Ukrainians continue their studies

On Course

Several American-based online learning platforms have made their coursework free to Ukrainians whose education has been upended by the war in their country. Students, as well as universities, are embracing the new offerings.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as French President Emmanuel Macron, looks on before a meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

Many Germans fear ‘active participation in war’ as country increases military aid to Ukraine


The German public has been reluctant to become involved in Ukraine’s war. But the government in Berlin plans to deliver on a promise that Chancellor Olaf Scholz made in February to supply military assistance, citing a “turning point” for Europe.

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‘Death is still better than living in Russia’: A Ukrainian medic on the front lines says there’s no choice but to fight


Ukrainian Cpl. Andrii Shadrin has been deployed to the Donbas region to fight Russian-backed separatists a half dozen times since 2014. The 26-year-old medic spoke to The World’s host Carolyn Beeler from a makeshift base in the Luhansk region.