As the Russia-Ukraine conflict enters its fourth month, we hear from the former president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. And, a former spokesman for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin responds.
Fighting continues to rage in Eastern Ukraine as Russia tries to gain control of the Donbas region. But, Russian forces are facing strong resistance from the Ukrainian military.
Our host, Anand Naidoo, talked recently with the former president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. He served from 2014 to 2019. Anand also got a response from Sergei Markov, a former public spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Petro Poroshenko is a former president of Ukraine
- Sergei Markov is a former public spokesman for President Putin
- Peter Zalmayev is the Director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative
- Vladimir Golstein is the Chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University.
Ukraine war: 'This is just the beginning, everything is still to come' https://t.co/caGxOOWCYG
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Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy says Russia is waging “total war” and wants to “take away everything we have. Including the right to life for Ukrainians”.
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Since Russia invaded Ukraine, The New York Times has been collecting evidence of brutalities. While many acts of war are disturbing, some — especially those that show disregard for the lives of civilians — may be war crimes under the Geneva Conventions. https://t.co/P42kF6cM3k
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Workers digging through rubble found 200 bodies in Mariupol, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, another grim discovery in the ruined port city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. https://t.co/3lvipZyLp7
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