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What happens when war lands on your doorstep? Ordinary Ukrainians are rising up and fighting back in every way they can.

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‚ÄúRESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine‚ÄĚ is a harrowing and inspirational journey across Ukraine in the first weeks of Russia‚Äôs invasion. While the military wages war on the frontlines, everyday citizens are picking up whatever weapons they can, including their smartphones, computers, sewing needles, and guitars. Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to cities across the country, finding extraordinary stories that go beyond the headlines.

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May 5, 2022

Photojournalist Laurel Chor travels to the suburbs of Kyiv to meet ordinary Ukrainians who have joined the war effort by becoming soldiers. Journalist Artem and lawyer Oleksandr guard a military…

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May 6, 2022

Fighting back with the weapons we all carry in our pockets‚Ķour smart phones. We begin in Kyiv with Anastasiya at the country‚Äôs largest children‚Äôs hospital and Andriy Dubchak from @Donbas.Frontliner….

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May 10, 2022

Voices of those resisting Russia‚Äôs invasion through the very ways they think, speak, and sing. In Kyiv, songwriter and producer Denis Musaev makes music to inspire his country‚Äôs victory, and…

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May 17, 2022

War stories from four men who fought the Russian occupation despite being impossibly outnumbered and outgunned. The adrenaline from the battle has barely worn off and this is the first…

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May 19, 2022

Underground creativity fuels Ukraine‚Äôs wartime production. Laurel meets seamstresses sewing bulletproof vests, artists welding anti-tank obstacles and even advertising executives using online targeted ads to break through Russian propaganda. Some…

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May 24, 2022

Under devastating Russian shelling in Ukraine’s second largest city, a community fights to survive. Explosions from weapons that could range from Grad rockets and artillery shells to phosphorus and thermobaric…

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May 26, 2022

Escaping a city devastated by shelling ‚Äď and the stories of those who choose to stay. In Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, a community fights to survive only 30 miles…

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Jun 7, 2022

Tom Wright sits down with Laurel Chor to hear the backstory on the making of her podcast RESISTANCE: Stories from Ukraine. In this audio interview, Laurel shares the experiences she…

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Jun 14, 2022

A new film puts a face to the devastation and resilience of everyday Ukranians finding life in the midst of war. Announcing ‚ÄúRESISTANCE: Returning Home‚ÄĚ, a documentary film that gives…

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Oct 18, 2022

The reporting team behind RESISTANCE: Stories From Ukraine shares updates on the changing face of war in Ukraine and what they see for the future of the conflict. ~ Nicholas…

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Oct 27, 2022

Reporter Susie Armitage speaks to Ukrainian journalist Bogdan Logvynenko, founder of, a multilingual publication covering the war and all things Ukraine. In this episode, Bogdan shares stories from his…

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Nov 15, 2022

A Ukrainian refugee shares the story of his fraught escape from Russian-occupied Kherson. ~ A strategically important port in the south of Ukraine near the Black Sea, Kherson was the…

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Feb 23, 2023

One year after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, how has the war changed the daily lives of Ukraine’s youngest generation? Brazen reporter Susie Armitage highlights how the war…

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Mar 14, 2023

A year after the small town of Borodyanka, Ukraine was liberated from Russian occupation, host Laurel Chor returns to see how the town is recovering. Laurel brings us this story…

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