Isabelle Khurshudyan, Washington Post

Isabelle Khurshudyan

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Past articles by Isabelle:

Ukraine’s top general, Valery Zaluzhny, wants shells, planes and patience

Zaluzhny expressed frustration that Ukraine still has not received modern fighter jets but is expected to rapidly take back territory from the occupying Russians. → Read More

NATO-trained units will serve as tip-of-spear in Ukraine’s counteroffensive

The counteroffensive will be the biggest test yet of the U.S.-led strategy of giving the Ukrainians weapons and training to fight like an American army might — but on their own. → Read More

Ukrainians, crossing Dnieper River, test Russian lines on southern front

As Ukraine prepares a major counterattack to seize back occupied territory, some soldiers are training to launch offensive actions across the war’s most formidable frontline. → Read More

Senior Ukrainian officials fear counterattack may not live up to hype

Ukraine is readying an assault to seize back territory occupied by Russia but Kyiv worries any gains could fall short of Western expectations and undercut support → Read More

Zelensky says White House told him nothing about Discord intelligence leaks

In an interview with The Washington Post, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the leak of classified U.S. intelligence as deeply damaging to his country. → Read More

Ukraine intel chief predicted Russia’s war. He says Crimea will be retaken.

Gen. Kyrylo Budanov was named head of Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Intelligence at age 34. In an interview, he would not confirm or deny his role in the killing of a Russian operative. → Read More

Ukrainian interior minister, top officials killed in helicopter crash

Minister Denis Monastyrsky and other top officials were on a helicopter that fell near a kindergarten. Officials said 14 people, including a child, were killed. → Read More

Ukraine live briefing: Major Ukrainian cities hit by airstrikes; people trapped in Dnipro rubble

People were trapped under rubble after a Russian attack on a Dnipro residential building, Ukrainian authorities said Saturday → Read More

Inside the Ukrainian counteroffensive that shocked Putin and reshaped the war

First, a lightning sweep across Kharkiv. Then, a slower grind into Kherson. In two months of stunning gains, Ukraine's military redrew the battlefield map and proved it can fight to win. → Read More

Inside the monumental, stop-start effort to arm Ukraine

The U.S. supply of weapons has never been enough for Kyiv. But for Washington and the Pentagon, there are broader concerns. → Read More

‘Wiped out’: War in Ukraine has decimated a once feared Russian brigade

The bloody fate of Russia's 200th Motor Rifle Brigade in Ukraine is emblematic of Vladimir Putin’s derailed invasion plans. → Read More

Russia and Ukraine are fighting the first full-scale drone war

Orlans. Baraktyars. Switchblades. Kamikazes. Phoenix Ghosts. Coyote interceptors. A dizzying array of drones are battling in the historic air war in the skies of Ukraine. → Read More

Ukraine confronts tougher fight in push to extend battlefield wins

Ukrainian forces have impressed the world with their counteroffensive, but both sides are gearing up to continue the fight well into next year. → Read More

Stealthy Kherson resistance fighters undermined Russian occupying forces

During eight months of Russian occupation in Kherson city, a secret network of resistance fighters known as partisans worked with the Ukrainian military to sabotage invaders. → Read More

As morale suffers, Russia and Ukraine fight a war of mental attrition

Nearly eight months of war is taking its toll on Ukrainian soldiers many of whom have been fighting since the beginning of Russia's invasion with little or no break. → Read More

How Ukrainians, targeting by drone, attacked Russian artillery in Kherson

Exclusive video and screenshots obtained by The Washington Post show how the Ukrainian military used a drone to target and successfully attack a Russian artillery unit in the Kherson region. → Read More

A more strategic Russian retreat signals long fight ahead in Kherson

A day after Ukrainian forces reclaimed more territory in the south, the jubilation of a breakthrough was tempered by anxiety over an expected hard fight. → Read More

Refuting annexation, Ukrainian forces push on from Lyman toward Luhansk

With Moscow mobilizing 300,000 or more new soldiers, Kyiv is pushing to recapture as much occupied territory as possible before Russia's reinforcements arrive → Read More

Searching for bodies with the Ukrainian captain collecting Russian corpses

A Ukrainian military unit searches for the bodies of Russian soldiers, to ship them home to their families and warn other Russian troops of what awaits them. → Read More

5 ways Ukraine fought and saved its capital from Russian invaders

A months-long examination by The Post exploring the Ukrainian military’s successful defense of Kyiv is based on extensive interviews with more than 100 people. → Read More