Ukrainian firefighter speaks about ‘constant stress’ of being a first responder


As Russia often targets Ukrainian apartment buildings and gathering places, firefighters are typically the first people to arrive after an attack. First responders themselves can be targets. The World’s Daniel Ofman meets a young Ukrainian firefighter who risks his life to save others and finds out what he does to stay strong.

Tattoo artists tattooing their clients.

Ukrainians embrace tattoos as a form of patriotism

Ukrainian Eurovision contestant TVORCHI band performs at a concert before departure to the Eurovision contest

Liverpool steps in to host Eurovision Song Contest

People protest in front of Ukraine’s embassy to Romania in Bucharest on Feb. 24, 2022.

International law says Putin’s war against Ukraine is illegal. Does that matter?

Conflict & Justice
Crimean Tatars speak after the prayer in a Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha, celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Bakhchisarai, Crimea, on Sat. Oct. 4, 2014.

7 years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Indigenous Tatars still face persecution

Conflict & Justice
A woman walking towards a lake

In Ukraine, surrogacy is legal, but some ask if it’s exploitation

Her Body, My Baby

Since India, Thailand and Mexico shut down their commercial surrogacy industries, Ukraine has become the go-to spot for couples in the US and elsewhere. Some couples question agency practices there while lawyers, activists and feminists argue that surrogacy there exploits women.

Eugene Hutz

Arts, Culture & Media

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine suffered a catastrophic explosion. Eugene Hutz, founder of the New York rock band Gogol Bordello, was a boy living less than 100 miles away. His flight with his family led him to creative inspiration. Produced by Jill DuBoff.


World’s largest jet to be delivered to China


A Ukraine company said Wednesday it may deliver the world’s largest jet — originally developed for the Soviet Union’s abandoned space shuttle program — to China within the next five years.

The the main club house inside Mezhgorye, the residence of Ukraine's ousted president Victor Yanukovych.

Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a ‘Museum of Corruption.’ But it’s something else now.


Ukraine’s former president Victor Yanukovych spent more that $30 million on his personal estate before he fled for Russia. Think private zoo, crocodile skin-lined planters and a copy of John and Yoko’s white piano.

"The Sniffer," one of the most popular TV detective shows in Russia today, is made by a Ukrainian production company.

There’s one thing that Russia and Ukraine agree on — their favorite TV shows


At least one big industry in Ukraine is thriving, not in spite of the conflict with Russia, but because of it. It’s their shared love of Ukrainian TV productions.