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Unprepared for long war, US Army under gun to make more ammo and a Pennsylvania plant is at the center of it all

The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant is at the vanguard of a multibillion-dollar Pentagon plan to modernize and accelerate its production of ammunition.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to the occupied city of Mariupol

Earlier, on Saturday, Putin traveled to Crimea, to mark the ninth anniversary of the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation from Ukraine.

By The Associated Press

Kyiv theatre founder talks about the year since Russia invaded Ukraine

you think you’re tired of the war of Ukraine? Look at us. We are super tired. I sleep like 5 hours per night and I’m not tired. I could be, but I still fight because this is the fight for humanity. This is a fight for civilization. So please, for God’s sake, do not get tired. Get interested, get more interested.”

By Scott LaMar/WITF

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra Filmed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Watch “Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at the Kennedy Center” on September 9 at 9pm on WITF TV or the PBS Video app.

By Christina Zeiders

A Ukrainian family looks forward to a peaceful life in Lancaster County

The Chekh family drove over 3,000 miles and crossed 5 borders to escape the war in Ukraine and arrive to safety in Lancaster County.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF