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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and U.S. President Joe Biden arrive for a news conference on Dec. 12, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images

5 things to know about US aid to Ukraine

With US aid to Ukraine locked in a partisan battle over security at the US southern border, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy faces the possibility of losing his largest supporter.
Fuel tanks burn after a shelling Russian officials said was conducted by Ukrainian forces at a fuel depot in Makiivka in Russian-controlled Donetsk region on July 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

There are civilian casualties on both sides of the front lines in the war in Ukraine

Claiming the moral high ground in any war isn’t just about justifying a war effort — it’s also about how a war is fought. Both Ukraine and Russia, sadly, have plenty of civilian blood on their hands.
A Ukrainian soldier prepares to fire a Russian TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flame-thrower rocket launcher, captured by a Ukrainian army battalion, towards Russian positions on the frontline near Kreminna, Luhansk region, in July 2023. (AP Photo/Libkos)

Ukraine’s slow advance doesn’t signal failure in its counteroffensive against Russia

The slow pace of the Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russia doesn’t suggest military success for Ukraine is impossible.
A Ukrainian soldier fires a grenade launcher on the frontline in Bakhmut in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. (AP Photo/Libkos)

Bakhmut is increasingly a quagmire that works to Russia’s advantage

Bakhmut initially appeared to be a Ukrainian strategic victory as it depleted Russian armed forces. But that looming victory risks becoming a major defeat. Here’s how Russia has outplayed Ukraine.
A Ukrainian soldier trains near a front line in the Russia-Ukraine war on Feb. 18, 2022. Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The looming stalemate in Ukraine one year after the Russian invasion

Considered to have one of the most powerful militaries in the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin has little to show for his invasion of Ukraine.
Recruits attend military training at a firing range in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia in October 2022, eight months into Russia’s war in Ukraine. The mobilization of recruits was a sign of Russian acknowledgement that it was engaged in full-fledged war, not a ‘special military operation.’ (AP Photo)

Why Russia’s war in Ukraine today is so different from a year ago

Russia’s army in Ukraine is fighting a much more artillery-intensive and methodical war than it was almost a year ago.
Vladimir Putin holds a face-to-face meeting with mothers of servicemen serving with the Russian army in Ukraine, at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence on November 25 2022. Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin Pool/Alamy Live News

Ukraine war: why Russian soldiers’ mothers aren’t demonstrating the strong opposition they have in previous conflicts

Opposition to the Ukrainian war from Russian soldiers’ mothers has so far been muted.

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