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Ukraine Crisis

Connect with resources to understand the background and keep up with the current situation in Ukraine.

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. This guide provides selected resources on the Russian invasion of Ukraine as well as places to get current and background information on the countries. 


NPR's Throughline podcast has done an excellent episode looking at the history of Ukraine-Russian ties and the complex cultural relationship between the two countries which goes back centuries.

Language Note:

  • Kyiv not Kiev
  • Ukraine not "the Ukraine"

Kiev and 'the' Ukraine are the Russian variations on the names, while the updated versions reflect the Ukrainian pronunciation and preference.

Avoid Paywalls Online

If you're running into paywall limits with online news, check the library databases for access. Once you're in, just search for the article title.

Ukrainian News

Russian News

European & American News

Al-Jazeera map and timeline of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.