Ukraine

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Shrinking war mapped

The war in Ukraine continues, but the scale and objects appear to have changed over time. Josh Holder, Marco Hernandez, and Jon Huang for The New York Times mapped the shrinking scope as Russia loses more soldiers and resources. Tags: Russia, Ukraine, war

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Ukraine’s defense in Kyiv

The New York Times shows how Russia has tried to take over and how Ukraine continues to stop the offensives. The mixed media piece pulls you in to how different strategies have worked and have not, at least the best you can through a screen. Tags: defense, Kyiv, New York Times, Russia, Ukraine, war

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Total refugees from Ukraine, compared to other countries

Millions of Ukrainians (over three million as of this writing) have left their homes for other countries in a relatively short period of time. Sara Chodosh, Zach Levitt and Gus Wezerek for NYT Opinion put the total as of March 13 into perspective. Over just an 18-day period, Ukraine refugee counts have surpassed counts during those of other refugee crises over one-year periods, since 1975. Tags: New York Times, refugees,...

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US spending on Ukraine

For NYT’s The Upshot, Bianca Pallaro and Alicia Parlapiano break down the United States’ $13.6 billion in emergency spending to help Ukraine against Russia. They start with an overview treemap and then zoom in on each spending category with a new section. A thumbnail for each section keeps you oriented with each static image. Over the years, the treemap has been NYT’s clear go-to for showing any kind of spending...

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Scale of Ukrainian cities

When you look inside the cities around the world, you will often find familiarity to where you live. For The Washington Post, Bonnie Berkowitz, Dylan Moriarty and Hannah Dormido look for the familiarity in the attacked cities in Ukraine. With side-by-side comparisons to U.S. cities, Ukraine feels less distant. See also Scale-a-Tron, which lets you compare the scale of anywhere in the world against anywhere else in the world. Tags:...

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Empty Ukrainian airspace

As you would imagine, Ukrainian airspace looks empty right now. Reuters mapped flights before the Russian invasion, the day of, and after the European Union airspace ban. The above shows private, commercial, and cargo flights. In separate maps, Reuters also reported unidentified flights, along with detours, cancelations, and the general disruption of international airspace. Tags: flights, invasion, Reuters, Russia, Ukraine

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Recontextualized media

The Media Manipulation Casebook summarizes how bad-intentioned people take media from past events, movies, and video games and shove the bits into a different context to fill a different purpose: Posts with recontextualized media often take advantage of short, less than one-minute video clips that lack much context about where the video originates. One 19-second video clip posted to TikTok on February 24, 2022 depicts two paratroopers mid-flight before switching...

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Why Russia is invading Ukraine, a visual guide

RealLifeLore explains the history between the two countries and the multi-faceted motivations behind the invasion. As you might expect, the reasons are complex and full of unknowns. Tags: invasion, RealLifeLore, Russia, Ukraine

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Many Ukraine maps

There are many maps trying to show what is happening in Ukraine right now. Lisa Charlotte Muth is keeping a running thread. Tags: invasion, Lisa Charlotte Muth, Russia, Ukraine

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Map of invasion in Ukraine

This map by Steven Bernard for Financial Times shows a timeline of Russian military presence. The gray squares represent a presence as of February 20, red diamonds represent a presence four days later, and bang symbols represent reported attacks. Tags: Financial Times, Russia, Ukraine, war

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