David L. Stern

Kyiv, Ukraine

David L. Stern has worked for news outlets in Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asia. He has lived in Ukraine since 2009, covering the 2014 Maidan revolution, war in the country’s east and now Russia’s 2022 invasion.
Latest from David L. Stern

Ukraine launches corruption probes ahead of E.U. summit

The premises of a billionaire oligarch and a former interior minister were searched, while several officials in the Defense Ministry were put under investigation.

February 1, 2023

Ukraine accused of using banned mines in Izyum

Human Rights Watch said Russian use of the mines doesn't absolve Ukraine of its responsibilities under international law.

January 31, 2023

Ukraine faces logistics hurdles ahead of tank deliveries

Ukraine has called the pledged tank deliveries a game-changer — but operating multiple types of tanks on the battlefield could create bigger logistical snags.

January 26, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Deadly Russian strikes hit Ukraine; U.S. names Wagner Group a ‘transnational criminal’ entity

Ukrainian officials welcomed the news that the United States, Germany and other allies will send M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks, and they called for fighter aircraft.

January 26, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Germany, U.S. to send battle tanks; Ukraine confirms Soledar withdrawal

Germany will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, said Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Ukraine's military says it has withdrawn from the eastern town of Soledar.

January 25, 2023

Top Ukrainian officials ousted in anti-corruption sweep

Officials in the president's office and Defense Ministry lost their jobs as Kyiv sought to show zero tolerance for corruption that could shake the confidence of Western supporters.

January 24, 2023

Western Ukraine, distant from the front lines, feels the burdens of war

Hundreds of miles from the ground war, here too there are missile strikes, funerals for those killed in action, displaced camps and energy blackouts.

January 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: 45 killed in apartment strike, Zelensky says; presidential adviser resigns for ‘fundamental error’

Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to President Zelensky, resigned after suggesting Ukraine’s air defenses may have been responsible for the deadly damage in Dnipro.

January 17, 2023

Russian missiles rain down on Ukrainian cities; Britain to send battle tanks

Russian forces pummeled Ukrainian cities in a major missile attack Saturday, as Britain's prime minister promised Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine.

January 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Dnipro missile attack kills at least 14 at apartment block, officials say; Kyiv also hit

People were trapped under rubble after a Russian attack on a Dnipro residential building, Ukrainian authorities said Saturday

January 14, 2023