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.
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Wagner chief offered to give Russian troop locations to Ukraine, leak says

Yevgeniy Prigozhin offered to tell Ukraine where Russian troops were located if they pulled back from Bakhmut, where Wagner mercenaries were taking heavy losses

May 14, 2023

Zelensky, in private, plots bold attacks inside Russia, leak shows

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Intercepts reveal Zelensky's aggressive instincts, a marked contrast to his image as the stoic statesman weathering Russia’s onslaught.

May 13, 2023

Senior Ukrainian officials fear counterattack may not live up to hype

Ukraine is readying an assault to seize back territory occupied by Russia but Kyiv worries any gains could fall short of Western expectations and undercut support

May 6, 2023

Spike in Russian combat deaths fuels fears of worse carnage to come

The rate at which Russian forces are being killed or wounded in Ukraine has spiked in recent months, according to estimates disclosed by the White House this week, underscoring how ferocious the combat has become and suggesting the carnage could get even worse with Kyiv’s long-planned counteroffensive to retake occupied territory.

May 2, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky says Discord leaks on Ukraine ‘not beneficial’ to U.S.; explosions heard in Kyiv

Half the Russian soldiers killed belonged to Wagner, the Kremlin-backed mercenary group involved in the heavy fighting in Bakhmut, U.S. officials said.

May 2, 2023

Zelensky says White House told him nothing about Discord intelligence leaks

In an interview with The Washington Post, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the leak of classified U.S. intelligence as deeply damaging to his country.

May 2, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky speaks by phone to China’s Xi, in their first call since war began

Chinese leader Xi Jinping said he would send a special representative to Ukraine for talks on resolving the crisis, state media outlets reported. Russia and Ukraine exchanged prisoners Wednesday.

April 26, 2023

Ukrainian President Zelensky held ‘meaningful’ call with China’s Xi Jinping

The phone call Wednesday was the first conversation between the Ukrainian president and the Chinese leader since Russia's invasion in February 2022.

April 26, 2023

At U.S. behest, Ukraine held off anniversary attacks on Russia

Kyiv’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, planned bold strikes deep behind enemy lines that unnerved officials in Washington.

April 24, 2023

U.S. doubts Ukraine counteroffensive will yield big gains, leaked document says

It is a marked departure from public statements about the vitality of Ukraine’s army and is likely to embolden critics calling for negotiations to end the war.

April 10, 2023