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Documentaries and reports on Ukraine, including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2022 war on the nation, and War Crimes Watch Ukraine, FRONTLINE’s ongoing interactive investigation with The Associated Press.

Icons of types of war crimes from FRONTLINE and AP's War Crimes Watch Ukraine

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War Crimes Watch: Targeting Ukraine Schools, Russia Bombs the Future
The destruction of schools is about more than toppling buildings and maiming bodies, experts told our reporting partner The Associated Press. It hinders a nation’s ability to rebound after the fighting stops, injuring entire generations.
May 17, 2022
'This Tears my Soul Apart': A Ukrainian Boy and an Execution
Fifteen-year-old Yura’s extraordinary account alleging an attempted execution by Russian soldiers stands out as international justice experts descend on Bucha, a center of horrors and possible war crimes in Ukraine.
May 12, 2022
War Crimes Watch: The Woman Who Would Make Putin Pay
Ukraine’s prosecutor general has already opened over 8,000 criminal investigations related to the war and identified over 500 suspects, including Russian ministers, military commanders and propagandists. From our investigation with the AP, read and watch.
April 15, 2022
War Crimes Watch: A Devastating Walk Through the Horrors of Bucha, Ukraine
In Bucha, Ukraine, death is abundant, but satisfactory explanations for it are not. Read an on-the-ground report from our partner The Associated Press.
April 9, 2022
War Crimes Watch: Hard Path to Justice in Bucha, Ukraine, Atrocities
With more than 400 civilian corpses reportedly discovered in Ukraine, Western political powers are calling for accountability, prosecution and punishment, our reporting partner The AP has found. But the path to holding top Russian leaders criminally responsible is complex.
April 4, 2022
Introducing "War Crimes Watch Ukraine"
FRONTLINE is teaming up with The Associated Press to cover Russia’s war in Ukraine through the launch of "War Crimes Watch Ukraine" — a major reporting effort to gather, verify and comprehensively catalog evidence of potential war crimes committed since Russia’s invasion began.
March 25, 2022
How Would Those Accused of Ukraine War Crimes Be Prosecuted?
As part of our investigation with the AP into potential Russian war crimes in Ukraine, here’s a look at what constitutes a war crime and what options exist for bringing those responsible to justice.
March 25, 2022
War Crimes Watch: Russia's Onslaught on Ukrainian Hospitals
AP journalists in Ukraine have seen the deadly results of Russian strikes on civilian targets first hand. FRONTLINE and The Associated Press are gathering, verifying and documenting evidence of potential war crimes in Ukraine.
March 25, 2022
What an ‘Unhinged’ Meeting Reveals About Vladimir Putin’s War on Ukraine
Watch the opening scene of the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Putin’s Road to War,’ on what led up to the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine and how he wields power.
March 15, 2022
11 Years into the Syrian Conflict, Explore its Evolution, Toll & Putin’s Role
Years before his full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s intervention to help President Bashar al-Assad stay in power in Syria was accused of targeting civilians and fueling a refugee crisis.
March 11, 2022
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Putin's Road to War
FRONTLINE tells the inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine.
March 15, 2022
Examining Putin: As Russia’s President Wages War on Ukraine, Revisit Our In-Depth Reporting
Explore Putin’s rise, his grievances with the West and his previous actions involving Ukraine.
March 3, 2022