The last: Grain shipments from Ukraine are accelerating under the agreement reached between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations in July. The Russian blockade of Ukrainian Black Sea ports had sent food prices skyrocketing and raised fears of rising hunger in the Middle East and Africa. At least 18 ships, including loads of wheat, corn and sunflower oil, left.
The fight: The conflict on the ground continues as Russia uses its advantage in heavy artillery to crush Ukrainian forces, which have at times been able to put up stiff resistance. In the south, Ukrainian hopes are pinned on the liberation of the Russian-occupied Kherson region, and eventually Crimea, seized by Russia in 2014. Fears of a disaster at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant remain as the two parties accuse each other of bombing it.
Arms: Western arms supplies help Ukraine slow Russian advances. US-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) allow Ukrainian forces to strike further behind Russian lines against Russian artillery. Russia has used an array of weapons against Ukraine, some of which have drawn analysts’ attention and concern.
Pictures: Washington Post photographers have been in the field since the very beginning of the war. Here are some of their most powerful works.
How you can help: Here’s how those in the United States can help support the people of Ukraine as well as what people around the world have donated.
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