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Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is making a rare trip to Washington this week, pleading his case for American military aid, something which has long been a lifeline for his country but is now increasingly in doubt.

Julian Barnes, who covers international security for The Times, explains what has brought Ukraine to the most perilous point since the war began nearly two years ago.


Julian E. Barnes, a correspondent covering the U.S. intelligence agencies and international security for The New York Times.

A Ukrainian soldier stepping out of a self-propelled howitzer hidden in a frontline stand of trees.
A Ukrainian soldier in the Kharkiv region last week. Ukraine is looking for ways to revive both its war effort and U.S. support.David Guttenfelder for The New York Times

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Julian E. Barnes contributed reporting.

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