A year of war in Ukraine: The special programs at a glance

February 24 marks the first anniversary of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine.

A year of war in Ukraine: The special programs at a glance

February 24 marks the first anniversary of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. Many TV stations show special programs. On ZDF, for example, Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) will answer questions on "maybrit illner" as part of the ZDF program focus "1 year of Ukraine war". The talk will be recorded on February 23 at around 5 p.m. and broadcast via live stream. At 10:15 p.m. the program can be seen in the linear ZDF program.

In addition to the "maybrit illner" edition with the Federal Chancellor, the following programs are also scheduled in the ZDF program focus "1 year of Ukraine war".

February 22, 10:15 p.m.: “ZDFzoom: On the trail of a war crime”

February 23, 1 a.m.: "Auslandsjournal: Global turning point - Russia's attack on freedom"

February 23, 9:45 p.m.: Special focus program “heute journal”

February 24, 8:30 a.m.: Refugee Ukrainians in the "ZDF morning magazine"

February 24, 9:03 a.m.: “Full pot – daily service” with ZDF reporter Timm Kröger (52) ZDF will also broadcast the “central event for the anniversary” live from Bellevue Palace on February 24, 2023 from 10:30 a.m of the Russian invasion of Ukraine". Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (67) will open the event with a speech, followed by a greeting from the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj (45).

In the case of "Voices from War - Ukraine 2022" on February 24 at 11:05 p.m., the female perspective will be highlighted in the first. In the film, Ukrainian women tell what they experience and suffer. For a year, the film team traveled through Ukraine and other European countries asking Ukrainian women to tell their stories - in a wooden video box specially designed for the film.

On the evening before the anniversary, RTL will broadcast an "RTL Aktuell Spezial" on February 23 at 8:15 p.m. entitled "Ukraine War: A Year That Changed the World". Anchorman Maik Meuser (47) reports live from Kiev with the half-hour special and, together with reporters and experts, looks back on the past year, talks to people on site and provides information about current developments.

Sat.1 is also devoting a 20-minute special to the discussion of "Sat.1 Ukraine Special - 1 Year War in the Ukraine" on February 24 at 8:10 p.m. It provides information about the current situation in the war zone, the consequences for people and the global impact of the war. News correspondents report from Kiev, Washington and Berlin, among others.

"One year of war in Ukraine - who is still helping?" will be broadcast on February 22 at 8:45 p.m. on MDR. The documentary deals with how the Germans' willingness to help has changed since the beginning of the war and accompanies people who organize help directly in Ukraine.

On February 24, MDR will also broadcast "Ukraine and us - a year of war in Europe" at 7:50 p.m. In it, MDR reporters look back at the developments and take stock in discussions, analyzes and reports.

"NDR Info extra: The Ukraine War and the North" will be broadcast on February 22 at 10 p.m. It addresses the effects of the invasion on people in and from northern Germany as well as the refugee situation. In addition, the economic consequences and the end of Nord Stream 2 in Lubmin are recapitulated.

At 10:25 p.m. on February 22, "The duel: Zelenskyj versus Putin" will be broadcast on WDR. In it, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin (70) are examined more closely. The documentary explores how the two men shaped the course of the first year of the war and how their characters and decisions affect victory or defeat.

On February 23, 3sat's "auslandsjournal - die doku: Leben im Krieg" (Life in War) will deal with the topic of how the attack is changing Ukraine. Two reporters describe the fates of people who have accompanied them for more than twelve months. With their stories, they put a face to suffering: people who lose relatives, women who say goodbye to their husbands at the front, families who give up everything, endure in subway tunnels or have left their homes entirely.

The documentary "Tracks East" on February 24 at 10:45 p.m. on arte deals with the fate of children in the Ukraine war. A ten-year-old boy reads from his diary about how he experienced the destruction of his home town of Mariupol. In Cherson, the head of an orphanage reports on the Russian kidnappings: According to Ukrainian sources, at least 12,000 Ukrainian children were kidnapped to Russia.

Since Monday, n-tv has also been dedicated to the anniversary in several documentaries, discussions and live broadcasts. The news report "One year of war in Ukraine" sheds light on the fates, hopes and fears of Ukrainians who reporter Nadja Kriewald has accompanied on site since the beginning of the war. The show will air on February 23 at 10:05 p.m. On February 24th, Kriewald will also broadcast live from the Ukrainian capital from 12:30 p.m. as "Anchor on Location" in the n-tv News Specials.

The news channel also shows "The Ukraine War - A Nation Resists" on February 24 at 8:15 p.m. It examines how Ukraine managed to stop the Russian advance at the beginning of the war. The documentation traces the events and, among other things, lets Ukrainian soldiers have their say.