Return to Ukraine: Reports about a humanitarian mission from Milwaukee after a year of war

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RETURN TO UKRAINE: This editorial collection recorded news from locations across Ukraine, including Milwaukee’s sister city of Irpin, from June to July of 2023. The purpose of this journalism project was to document a humanitarian aid mission from Milwaukee and compare conditions after a year of Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion.

Milwaukee Independent has reported on Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion of Ukraine since it began on February 24, 2022. In May of 2022, Milwaukee Independent was the first news organization from Wisconsin to report from Milwaukee’s Sister City of Irpin after its liberation. That work has since been recognized with several awards for journalistic excellence. Between late June and early July of 2023, Milwaukee Independent staff returned to Ukraine for a second assignment to report on war after almost a year. The editorial team was embedded with a Milwaukee-based nonprofit, Friends of Be an Angel, on a humanitarian aid mission across Ukraine. For several weeks, Milwaukee Independent documented the delivery of medical supplies to military and civilian hospitals, and was a witness to historic events of the war as they unfolded.

Series: Return to Ukraine

HOW TO HELP: The City of Irpin established a Reconstruction Fund with Patreon to accept international charitable donations.