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16  avril     06h44
Ukraine passes its mobilisation law: will it help? - Weekly, 8 - 14 April
   Ukraine has passed the long awaited mobilization law. It aims to ensure that Ukraine’s army has more people, as it faces hundreds of thousands of newly mobilized soldiers on the Russian side. Ukraine’s army, on the contrary, lacks personnel. But will this law solve Ukraine’s problems Particular...
12  avril     09h19
Time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism - with Vitaly Chernetsky
   Do we have the concepts and ideas necessary to think critically about Russian cultural imperialism Why are the existing concepts not sufficient Are Russian studies still dominating Western academia’s view of Eastern Europe Why is it time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism and decolonize...
08  avril     16h03
Will NATO increase its support for Ukraine? - Weekly, March 28 - April 7
   Germany searches for Patriot air defence systems for Ukraine not only in NATO countries but also throughout the world. Meanwhile, NATO states consider establishing a fund to secure assistance for Kyiv if Trump returns to office. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around...
28  mars     11h45
Ukrainian energy sector grapples with disruption after largest Russian strike - Weekly, 20-27 March
   Russia returned to its tactics of destroying Ukrainian energy infrastructure, attempting to plunge Ukrainians into darkness. Ukrainians across the country endured a week of unprecedented combined aerial attacks. Meanwhile, as March marked the tenth anniversary of the illegal referendum in occupied...
22  mars     11h24
Why did Russia invade Ukraine? - with Maria Popova and Oxana Shevel
   Why are identity and political values, rather than geopolitics, the genuine causes of the Russian invasion of Ukraine How can we locate the Russian invasion in the wider context of Ukrainian Russian relations How can we describe the divergent paths that Ukraine and Russia took after the collapse...
20  mars     09h09
Russia held illegal elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine - Weekly, 12 - 19 March
   In violation of international law, Russia held sham presidential elections in the occupied territories of Ukraine. But this was far from the only violation. The terrorist attacks against Ukrainian cities continue. Meanwhile, several European intelligence services warn about the possibility of...
14  mars     15h49
Ukrainian prominent diplomat Pavlo Klimkin reflects on Ukraine in the world today
   The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s former foreign minister, to talk about Ukraine in the world today, Ukraine’s endeavor to join the Western world, and the urgent need to stop Russia. Pavlo Klimkin was Ukraine’s foreign minister for years , including...
12  mars     16h49
Ukraine is one step closer to getting the munitions it needs - Weekly, 5-11 March
   While the Russians have resorted to the scorched earth strategy on the frontlines, the Czech Republic brings the much needed ammunition closer to Ukraine. Moreover, Ukraine holds the upper hand in the Black Sea after destroying the corvette Sergei Kotov. This is our weekly roundup of key events...
06  mars     08h33
Is Europe taking the Russian threat seriously? - Weekly, 26 Feb-5 Mar
   There is an increased level of debate regarding the threat Russia poses to Europe. Emmanuel Macron’s statement that sending troops to Ukraine is not excluded stirred up the infospace, causing an ambiguous reaction from NATO allies. The message, however, reached the Russian leadership bringing with...
26  février     15h30
Anniversary of the Russian invasion - where does Ukraine stand? - Weekly, 19-25 February
   Ukraine commemorated the end of the second year since the commencement of Russia’s full scale war, a testament to its century long struggle against Russian imperialism. This war proves that those seeking peace must be prepared to fight against dictatorships’ expansionist views in the coming future....
24  février     04h19
Major causes of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
   On the second anniversary of Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine and on the th anniversary of the Russian invasion in total, UkraineWorld’s chief editor, Volodymyr Yermolenko, reflects upon the major causes of this war. These are the issues relating to identity, political values, and ethics....
23  février     15h42
Larry Wolff on empires and orientalism in Eastern Europe
   The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites prominent American historian Larry Wolff to talk about history, imagination, and politics around Eastern Europe, in particular Ukraine. Larry Wolff is a professor of history at New York University. He is the author of numerous books about Eastern Europe, in...
19  février     22h10
What are the military technological solutions for Ukraine? - Weekly, 12-18 Feb
   Russia has intensified its military operations on the battlefield, as a result of which, after months long campaign to take Avdiivka, it fell. Amid these developments, the call to introduce more technological solutions grows louder. Ukraine has increased military production but still seeks more...
15  février     07h46
How can democracies defend themselves? - with Peter Pomerantsev
   could become a year of consolidation of authoritarian regimes. Liberal democracies are weak and often do not fully understand approaching threats. Can we still win the war against Russia in these circumstances A new coalition of freedom loving societies needs to assert itself, and the...
12  février     12h19
Zelenskyy replaces Ukraine’s chief commander - what does it mean? - Weekly, 5-11 February
   President Zelenskyy appoints Colonel General Syrsky to lead the Armed Forces in an attempt to reset the system, establishing an all new management team for the defence forces. This episode focuses on the reasons for and impacts of this decision. Meanwhile, human rights researchers presented Russia...
07  février     11h01
You can help save lives on the frontline - with Gennadiy Druzenko
   He is one of Ukraine’s top constitutional lawyers and experts in EU law. But he is also the founder of a mobile medical hospital which has saved hundreds of thousands of lives on the frontline since . Today’s Ukraine is a country where these social roles are often combined. The Explaining...
05  février     15h34
How does Ukraine intend on winning the war? - Weekly, 29 Jan-4 Feb
   A new method of war based on technology, a new training philosophy, and new combat capabilities that’s what Ukraine needs to create a more favourable advantage on the battlefield, according to Valeriy Zalyzhnyy in his last article for CNN, which was published amid ongoing rumours about his...
01  février     12h45
Human stories of this war - with Nataliya Gumenyuk
   Let us look again at the human stories of this war. Let us recall the hundreds of people in Yahidne forced by Russian soldiers to live in a village school basement for almost a month. Let us hear the story of the crowd of people at Kramatorsk railway station struck by a Russian missile while they...
29  janvier     12h22
Russia intensifies its efforts to build an autocratic coalition - Weekly, 23-27 January
   Russia intensifies cooperation with its allies striving to strengthen its international position and overcome the negative effects of the sanctions regime. Ukrainian partners keep looking for mechanisms not to let Ukraine lose its existential war. Meanwhile, Ukraine is seeking ways to find common...
26  janvier     14h44
Why we should talk to victims - with Dutch writers visiting Ukraine
   Yahidne is a Ukrainian village where the Russian army forced over Ukrainians into a school basement and kept them for almost a month. people died from suffocation and a lack of food and water. It was just one of Russia’s countless war crimes during this war. A group of Dutch writers...
24  janvier     15h41
Tusk visits Kyiv; France launches artillery coalition , - Weekly, 15-22 January
   SUPPORT: https: www.patreon.com ukraineworld While Russian occupiers attempt to breach Ukrainian supply lines in Avdiyivka, Ukraine remains on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson oblast, rendering Russian forces unable to dislodge Ukrainian defenders. In addition to frontline...
17  janvier     16h02
Pascal Bruckner: Europe needs to wake up
   Europe took a sleeping pill in , and needs to wake up to face the challenge of Russian authoritarianism. Does it have the courage to do so Pascal Bruckner, one of France’s most influential philosophers, came to Kyiv in December and participated in a public discussion at PEN Ukraine on...
15  janvier     10h56
Ukraine and the UK signed a historic Security Agreement - Weekly, 8-15 January
   Over the past week, Russia has been attempting to establish a kilometre buffer zone in Kharkiv oblast, while the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to launch a partial counter offensive and recapture several positions occupied by the Russians near Kupyansk. Along with frontline developments, this...
09  janvier     15h14
What should we know about Ukraine’s East? - with Kateryna Zarembo
   Why is the Soviet and the Russian story about Ukraine’s East misleading Why is the concept of Donbas problematic How are the eastern regions of Ukraine inscribed into the Ukrainian political and cultural history, as well as the history of Europe The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites...
08  janvier     16h47
Russia’s massive aerial attacks kill civilians in Ukrainian cities - Weekly, 1-7 January
   As the world celebrated the winter holidays, Russia launched its most intense missile attack on Ukrainian cities since the start of the full scale invasion, killing and wounding hundreds. Now, similar attacks of this level are occurring on a regular basis. However, the last week was marked by a...
19  décembre     15h19
Russian assets should be confiscated to fund Ukraine - with Olena Halushka
   Over billion of Russia’s central bank assets have been frozen abroad. These funds should be confiscated to fund Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s recovery. The Explaining Ukraine podcast invited Olena Halushka, co founder of the International Centre...
18  décembre     14h54
The EU opened accession talks with Ukraine at a historic summit - Weekly, 11-17 Dec
   The past week was marked by the EU Council’s decision to initiate accession negotiations with Ukraine, coinciding with Russia’s buildup of forces near Mariinka and its ongoing terror against civilians. The US and Ukraine are fathoming a new strategy for future operations against Russia, slated for...
11  décembre     10h31
Have Ukraine and Latin America strengthened relations? - Weekly, 4-10 Dec
   President Zelenskyy paid his first official visit to Latin America, attending the inauguration of Argentine President Javier Milei. In addition, he met with the leaders of Paraguay, Uruguay, and Ecuador. Meanwhile, Russia is ramping up its attacks along the entire frontline in eastern Ukraine,...
05  décembre     10h19
Ukraine’s alignment with NATO standards gets closer - Weekly, 27 Nov-3 Dec
   The previous week was marked by Ukraine’s commitment to comprehensive security and defence sector principles while Russia is attempting to intimidate and spread chaos among the Ukrainian people. Meanwhile, Commander Syrskyi confirmed that the Russian occupiers, although uniting former Storm, Storm...
30  novembre     10h57
Ukraine and Latin America - with Sergio Jaramillo
   What story can Ukraine tell people in Latin America Why is it important to have a conversation beyond geopolitics and focus on human experiences, on suffering and compassion, and on courage and resistance The guest of this episode is Sergio Jaramillo, former High Commissioner for Peace of...
27  novembre     10h54
Kyiv is a magnet for foreign leaders - Weekly, Nov 18-26, 2023
   Last week, Ukraine hosted the leaders of Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the President of the European Council. Defence Ministers of the USA and Germany visited Kyiv ahead of another meeting in the Ramstein format to announce new military aid packages vital for Ukraine. This is our...
18  novembre     13h54
Controversy about Nord Stream explosion sparks criticism in Ukraine - Weekly, 11-17 Nov, 2023
   Explosions on the Nord Stream pipeline last year continue to raise the interest of investigators, with several recent articles pointing at possible Ukrainian involvement. However, these publications sparked criticism in Ukraine. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around...
11  novembre     15h50
Ukraine’s EU accession talks get closer - Weekly, 4-10 Nov
   A historical event for Ukraine: the European Commission recommended EU states begin accession negotiations with Kyiv. At the frontline, a positional war is being waged, with both sides wanting to take the initiative before the winter period. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in...
04  novembre     15h31
The Russia-Ukraine war has entered a positional warfare stage, - Weekly, 30 Oct - 3 Nov, 2023
   Ukraine is making gradual advances on the left bank of Kherson Oblast, while Russia’s attempts to attack from five different directions have all failed. Amid Russia’s increase in military production, large supplies of weapons from North Korea to Russia, and lack of game changing weapons in Ukraine...
02  novembre     10h59
Writing about our dead - with Olesya Khromeychuk
   Olesya Khromeychuk is a Ukrainian historian and head of the Ukrainian Institute in London. She is also the author of the heartbreaking book The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister , in which she tells the story of her brother Volodymyr, who was killed by the Russians on the frontline in . ...
30  octobre     13h57
China skipped Ukraine’s peace formula summit - Weekly, 24-30 October
   Russian attacks are thwarted by Ukrainian defense forces, particularly near Maryinka and Novomykhailivka, while occupiers redeploy reserves from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia Aside from frontline developments, the previous week marked unwavering international support for Ukraine. Germany will...
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This Dutch writer became a volunteer to help Ukraine - with Jaap Scholten
   What brings foreigners to Ukraine What motivates them to come and help a country at war What do they find in this country that they don’t find at home This episode’s guest is Jaap Scholten, a Dutch writer and journalist, who came to Ukraine to volunteer. He regularly visits Ukraine with his...
25  octobre     12h43
On empathy - with Catalina Gomez, a Colombian journalist in Ukraine
   What do we get if we turn away from the abstract geopolitical or military analysis of this war and talk about the human side of it What do we see if we look at this war primarily as a story of human suffering and courage This episode’s guest is Catalina Gomez, a Colombian journalist...
23  octobre     15h56
More international support for Ukraine and tense lines on the battlefield, - Weekly, 14-23 Oct
   While Russian occupiers attempt to breach Ukrainian defense lines and encircle Avdiyivka, Ukraine cuts them off south of Bakhmut, forcing them to retreat to the Bakhmut Horlivka highway. In addition to frontline developments, the previous week was marked with encouraging news regarding...
13  octobre     13h16
Zelenskyy brought encouraging news home from Brussels amid Russia’s new offensive - Weekly, 7-13 Oct
   Russia has launched a massive offensive in the Avdiivka area the Eastern direction . Ukraine holds its position. Despite the volatile situation on the frontlines, the previous week was marked with encouraging news regarding international support for Ukraine. President Zelenskyy brought home new...
06  octobre     13h49
52 people killed in Russia’s missile attack on civilians in Ukraine - Weekly, 30 Sep-6 Oct
   Russia has carried out a series of heinous and bloody terror attacks on Ukrainian civilians in Kherson, Kharkiv, and Hroza. The aggressor murdered a large part of Hroza’s population who gathered to pay tribute to a fallen soldier, their countryman. As Ukraine advances, Russians resort to more...
05  octobre     08h52
What is happening at the front? - with Mykola Bielieskov, a Ukrainian military analyst
   What is happening at the front in the Russo Ukrainian war Can Ukraine break Russian defense lines in the South What are the key frontline spots, and why are they important How are drones changing the art of war What arms does Ukraine need, and how could they change the situation on the...
02  octobre     15h35
What’s wrong with Ukrainian-Polish relations? - with Wojciech Przybylski
   Ukraine and Poland are now going through one of the worst periods of their recent mutual relations. Historical memory clashes have reared their heads again, and controversy about Ukrainian grain exports to and through Poland shows signs of a serious trade dispute. What happened to the seemingly...
29  septembre     15h33
NATO chief visits Ukraine amid counter-offensive progress - Weekly, 25-29 September
   NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit, along with French and British Ministers of Defense Sébastien Lecornu and Grant Shapps. Meanwhile, Russia continues its terror against Ukrainian cities. However, that’s not all that caught our attention. In Russia,...
25  septembre     16h05
Headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet destroyed in Sevastopol - Weekly, 16-25 September
   Capitalizing on its previous successes, Ukraine has continued its operations in occupied Crimea, destroying the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. On the international plane, President Zelensky has visited the US to partake in the UN GA, as well as to hold bilateral talks. ...
18  septembre     14h07
How to learn from the emerging future? - with Otto Scharmer
   How can we think about the future today and learn from it How is the war influencing our thinking and action Why are societies polarized, and can we overcome this polarization Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org, speaks to Otto Scharmer, a German...
16  septembre     10h32
Black Sea: Ukraine’s new military operations - Weekly, 9-15th September
   The Armed Forces of Ukraine have significantly enhanced their operations in the North Western part of the Black Sea. In the meantime, Ukraine has remained largely absent on the agenda of the recent G summit. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine. Volodymyr...
15  septembre     08h40
Ukraine’s security: Are we moving forward? - with Fredrik Wesslau
   What is currently happening on the frontlines of the Russo Ukrainian war Is Ukraine progressing with its counteroffensive, does it have a chance to win this war, and what does it need in order to do so Are moving closer to better ensuring Ukraine’s security in the world The guest of this...
11  septembre     05h55
Timothy Snyder: Freedom as a Value and a Task - a Talk in Kyiv
   Why is freedom the highest value Are we really born free Or is freedom instead a great task and mission for both society and the individual to achieve Why is the negative idea of freedom freedom from not sufficient today, and why should we strive for positive freedom, the freedom to What can...
09  septembre     06h49
Russians keep targeting Ukraine’s port infrastructure - Weekly, 2-8 Sept
   Russia continues to bomb Ukrainian ports, hitting Romanian territory in the process. In the meantime, Erdogan ends up unable to convince Putin to revive the Grain Deal. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine. Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of...