Stefania Battistini covers Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the Italian State broadcaster RAI News One.

With previous experience in Kurdistan and Syria — as well as in Covid-ravaged Lombardy in Italy in 2020 — and reporting on earthquakes and terrorist attacks, Battistini speaks with Monique Camarra and me about her journalism.

She focuses on the human dimension of the fight in Ukraine, from the aftermath of Russia’s war crimes to the resistance of Ukrainians. She recounts tales of loss and devastation —and of the celebration of liberation, both now and in the future.