A destroyed Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle near the town of Izium in Kharkiv region, shortly after the area's liberation in September 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Fraught Path Forward for Ukraine’s Liberated Territories

Even as Ukraine continues to resist Russia’s onslaught, it faces the challenge of reintegrating lands its army freed from Russian occupation in 2022. With aid from donors, there is much Kyiv can do to help make these areas peaceful and productive once more.

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The ceasefire deal the U.S. has tabled represents the best – and perhaps last – hope for both ending the Gaza war and getting the hostages held in the strip back any time soon. Israeli and Hamas leaders should accept it.

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