How Do You Write About the War in Ukraine?

From a story on by Katya Candel headined “When Stories Aren’t Enough: How Do You Write About the War in Ukraine?”:

As a features reporter I pride myself on getting people to open up. I take it for granted they will let me into their lives, allowing me to shadow them at home, work and play. I request and receive intimacy, asking them to reveal their fears, their anger, their pain. I write it all down without speaking more than a few words. I work their misery and heartache into stories telling myself readers need to feel the subjects’ pain in order to understand their situations.