Ukraine Hopes to Retake More Ground Before Winter

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People walk past a destroyed building in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, on September 19, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. - In the northeastern town of Kupiansk, which was recaptured by Ukrainian forces, clashes continued with the Russian army entrenched on the eastern side of the Oskil river.  (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ukraine surprised both Russia and the world last week with sharp counter offensives in the northeast that have retaken land occupied by Russian troops. Ukrainian forces liberating these areas have discovered not only hastily abandoned Russian outposts, but also further signs of war crimes: outside the town of Izium, a mass grave containing over 400 bodies, primarily civilians, some bearing evidence of torture, is in the process of being exhumed. As winter approaches, both sides of the war hope to make decisive progress and the United States on Friday pledged an additional $600 million to assist Ukraine. We’ll talk about where the war stands.


Franklin Foer, staff writer, the Atlantic. His most recent piece for the magazine is titled, "The Man Who Chased History"

Jeffrey Gettleman, global international correspondent, New York Times. Gettleman has been reporting from Ukraine throughout the war. He is the 2012 recipient of the Pultizer Price for international reporting.