A Cartoon Producer Turned War Reporter

From a Times Insider column by Natalia Yermak headlined “A Cartoon Producer Turned War Reporter”:

Half an hour before midnight on March 28, the first artillery shell I ever heard screeched above the tiny roof that sheltered my colleagues and me. Our newly formed team had recently arrived in Huliaipole, a small eastern Ukrainian town, to report from the war’s front lines.

A little more than a month earlier, in prewar Kyiv, my job looked a lot different — and it did not involve air-raid warnings or howitzer shells.