The Times podcast: A soldier’s funeral in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers carry a casket in a street.
Ukrainian soldiers carry the casket of a comrade during a funeral outside the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lviv, Ukraine.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

L.A. Times foreign correspondent Patrick J. McDonnell has covered Ukrainian refugees flooding into Poland and the funerals for Ukrainian soldiers in Lviv. He’s heard from mayors urging Americans to approve a no-fly zone over Ukraine, and men returning to their country to fight on the front lines.


Today, we hear some of Patrick’s stories.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times Mexico City bureau chief Patrick J. McDonnell

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About The Times

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