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.
Latest from Isabelle Khurshudyan

On east front with Ukrainian troops: Constant shelling, no heat or coffee

Battling mud and newly mobilized Russian reinforcements, Ukrainian forces are advancing slowly into occupied Luhansk, where Moscow is trying to avoid a new defeat.

December 7, 2022

Russia and Ukraine are fighting the first full-scale drone war

Orlans. Baraktyars. Switchblades. Kamikazes. Phoenix Ghosts. Coyote interceptors. A dizzying array of drones are battling in the historic air war in the skies of Ukraine.

December 2, 2022

Ukraine confronts tougher fight in push to extend battlefield wins

Ukrainian forces have impressed the world with their counteroffensive, but both sides are gearing up to continue the fight well into next year.

November 19, 2022

Stealthy Kherson resistance fighters undermined Russian occupying forces

During eight months of Russian occupation in Kherson city, a secret network of resistance fighters known as partisans worked with the Ukrainian military to sabotage invaders.

November 18, 2022

Ukrainian security officers hunt the enemy within: ‘Agents’ for Russia

In towns liberated from Russian occupation, intelligence officers for Ukraine's SBU security service interview residents, hunting for those who helped the invaders

November 11, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war updates: Power, water outages in Kyiv, key cities after strikes on infrastructure

Strikes were reported in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and other regions days after drone strikes damaged Russian warships off the coast of Crimea.

October 31, 2022

Ukrainians say U.S. Democrats pressing for peace talks don’t get Putin

Despite new pressure on President Biden from liberals, Kyiv says there is nothing to negotiate with Putin, who has stolen territory and still wants to destroy Ukraine

October 25, 2022

‘Total darkness and cold are coming’: Massive strikes hit Ukraine electrical grid

Ukraine’s national electricity provider said the assault was one of the worst attacks since the beginning of Moscow’s campaign against the energy grid.

October 22, 2022

Ukraine improvises with aging air defenses to counter Russian missiles

As Russia rains missiles down on civilian infrastructure targets, Ukrainian forces are waiting for sophisticated air defenses promised by Western nations.

October 20, 2022

Putin declares martial law in four illegally annexed regions of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is empowering military officials in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, the four Ukrainian regions he illegally annexed.

October 19, 2022