Russian invasion of Ukraine

Special Coverage

Vladimir Putin began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, in an escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that he started in 2014. The invasion received widespread international condemnation, including massive economic sanctions. Milwaukee’s Ukrainian American community began with immigrants in the early twentieth century, and continued to grow in the years after World War II and the fall of the Soviet Union.

These news stories cover the local connections in Milwaukee to an international crisis, and all the complexities woven into America’s political climate.

Milwaukee has a small but thriving Ukrainian American community, and Irpin is a sister city. Follow our special coverage at for updates on Putin’s invasion, and about how the fight by Ukrainian people to preserve their democracy is having an impact on the families and businesses here in Milwaukee. 🇺🇦 Слава Україні! Героям слава!

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