NPR’s Kat Lonsdorf brings us the story of Vitaly, a 22-year-old college student in Kherson. Since the city first fell, he has sent NPR voice memos detailing life under the Russian occupation. Now, he’s decided he has to get out.
And NPR’s Brian Mann travels near the front lines with Ukrainian forces pushing towards Kherson. It’s a vast stretch of half-abandoned villages and farms fields, old industrial sites and dense forests, where the exact point of contact between Russian and Ukrainian troops is often unclear day by day.
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