The Times podcast: Helping and hoping in Ukraine

A woman and man drop potatoes into rows of rich dirt in the town of Borodyanka, Ukraine.
Lera Korohodina and her boyfriend, Sasha Ribchuk, drop small potatoes into the neatly created rows of rich dirt in the town of Borodyanka, Ukraine, on April 23.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

As Russia’s war against Ukraine enters its third month, ordinary Ukrainians continue to upend their lives to protect their homeland. Today, we’ll hear the stories of three Ukrainians who came to the aid of their country in its hour of greatest need.


Read the full transcript here.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times foreign correspondent Kate Linthicum

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Full coverage of the war in Ukraine

Ukraine war heroes: A student spiriting supplies to soldiers. A DJ answering calls about the missing

Ukrainian citizens trapped as Russia attacks hospitals, schools and refuses evacuations

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