Isabelle Khurshudyan


Ukraine bureau chief

Education: University of South Carolina

Isabelle Khurshudyan is a foreign correspondent based in Kyiv. A University of South Carolina graduate, she has worked at The Washington Post since 2014, previously as a correspondent in the Moscow bureau and as a sports reporter covering the Washington Capitals.
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At U.S. behest, Ukraine held off anniversary attacks on Russia

Kyiv’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, planned bold strikes deep behind enemy lines that unnerved officials in Washington.

April 24, 2023

U.S. doubts Ukraine counteroffensive will yield big gains, leaked document says

It is a marked departure from public statements about the vitality of Ukraine’s army and is likely to embolden critics calling for negotiations to end the war.

April 10, 2023

Facing critical ammunition shortage, Ukrainian troops ration shells

As the United States and other backers scramble to manufacture or buy more shells for Ukraine, Kyiv’s forces are choosing targets carefully.

April 8, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russia detains suspect in St. Petersburg cafe blast; Finland to formalize NATO membership

Vladlen Tatarsky was killed in an explosion at a cafe in St. Petersburg, Russian officials said. On Tuesday, Finland will formally join NATO.

April 3, 2023

Ukraine, pumped up by Western weapons, is held back by slow deliveries

Western nations have sent robust weapons supplies, but it is still unclear if Ukraine is sufficiently prepared for an anticipated spring offensive. Tanks from the U.S. won't arrive until fall.

March 22, 2023

Ukraine demoted commander who gave interview about ill-trained troops

The battalion commander, who goes by the call sign Kupol, spoke candidly to The Washington Post about the difficulties facing front-line Ukrainian units.

March 16, 2023

Ukraine short of skilled troops and munitions as losses, pessimism grow

Ukraine’s military has been degraded by a year of heavy casualties. Front-line units are now struggling with new, poorly trained troops and a shortage of ammunition.

March 13, 2023

The war in Ukraine, one year later

It’s been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. The Post’s Ukraine Bureau Chief reflects on the war, its impacts and what the future might look like for these countries.

February 24, 2023

Separated by war, a Ukrainian family balances safety, duty and love

He is on the front line. She is adjusting to life in Germany. The Ukraine war anniversary marks nearly a year living apart.

February 23, 2023

Ukraine’s rocket campaign reliant on U.S. precision targeting, officials say

Ukrainian officials say that they almost never launch HIMARS rounds without precise coordinates provided by U.S. military personnel, revealing a more operationally active role for the Pentagon in the war than previously known.

February 9, 2023