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24/2, February 24th, was the day that Russia began bombing Ukraine at the beginning of its all-out invasion which is now in its eleventh month. Every week Anne Levine interviews someone in Ukraine or from around the world, with a unique perspective on the war. Everyone from a Nobel Peace Prize winner to a military Colonel to an Instagram Influencer turned volunteer for orphaned children is on our show. Interviews conducted by Anne Levine and shows edited by Ursula Ruedenberg.
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Journalists Alya Shandra and Bohdan Ben describe what happened on the ground during the Euromaidan Revolution of Dignity. Both participated in this historic grassroots peoples rebellion in 2014 that solidified Ukraine's pivot away from Russia towards Western Europe. Euromaidan with its preceding Orange Revolution is one of the most successful grass…
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The second part of an interview with Sarah Ashton Cirillo an American journalist who enlisted as a combat medic in the armed forces of Ukraine. She is an American trans woman and the only American female soldier at zero line, the front-most trenches. This interview comes one year after Sarah first spoke with Ukraine 2 4 2. After being hospitalized …
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One year after an interview with Ukraine 2 4 2, the first of a two-part interview with Sarah Ashton Cirillo an American journalist who enlisted as a combat medic in the armed forces of Ukraine. She is an American trans woman. During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, she was the only transgender journalist and then the only American female soldi…
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Mark Lindquist is a United States Air Force and Afghan war veteran. Since March of 2022, Mark has lived in Ukraine, which he calls his second home. He is on a self-directed humanitarian mission to voluntarily deliver non-lethal aid directly to Ukrainian civilians. After two years of his aid work, he gives an update. He discusses the nature of how t…
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Ukrainian/ English political scientist Dr. Taras Kuzio discusses ways that Russia is seeking to destroy Ukrainian national identity and replace it with militarization and glorification of the Soviet ethos. He discusses new textbooks being used to influence children, kidnapping of children, persecution and murder of Ukrainian citizens who facilitate…
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Ukrainian political scientist Dr. Taras Kuzio discusses the global ramifications of Russias President Putins meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un in far Eastern Russia, early in September. He describes the coalition that is solidifying to support Russias invasion of Ukraine, including China, Iran and Korea, united against the West and the…
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At the beginning of September, Ukrainian Defense Minister was removed in response to allegations of corruption. Former American Ambassador Daniel Fried discusses this removal along with other internal leadership shake-ups, including the death of leaders of the Wagner military group in Russia as well as how Putin's future is tied to the outcome of h…
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Athletes are collateral damage in Russia's war with Ukraine, according to Taylor McKee, a researcher committed to analyzing the socio-cultural intersections of sport and society. He discusses how, since 2014, the story of the Russian invasion plays out in theatres of sport as well. In this interview, the discussion focuses on the upcoming Olympic g…
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This Week on Ukraine 2 4 2: Urban Warfare and other Battle Knowledge – US Major John Spencer TRT: 29 minutes US Major John Spencer is considered the world's leading expert on urban warfare. In February 2022, he wrote The Mini-Manuel for The Urban Defender, a guidebook for everyday people to defend their territory against military aggressors. The ma…
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Historian Ekaterina Malygina describes SUCHO - Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online " an international initiative by more than 1,500 volunteer historians, archivists, librarians, and humanities researchers whose mission is to provide digital support, server space, equipment, and training resources to their colleagues in Ukrainian cultural inst…
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Susan Mathison tells the story of herself and her three friends in Plymouth, New Hampshire who were aghast at the invasion of Ukraine. Feeling called to do something, they used their collective experience and resources as humanitarians, activists, and businesspeople, as well as their connections with Rotary Clubs here and in Poland and Ukraine, to …
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The Museum Territory of Terror in Lviv Ukraine was built on the site of a former Jewish Ghetto under the Nazis and a former Soviet prison. While its original mission was to document tragic pages of the 20th century, the museum has changed its focus, since the full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, to preserving Ukrainian art, museum collections,…
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This Week on Ukraine 2 4 2: Realities of War: Ukraine Cntr for military & legal Studies Now available in Audioport.org under WEEKLY PROGRAMS TRT: 29 minutes Produced by Anne Levine, WOMR, Provincetown MA Military analyst Oleksander Musiienko speaks about various current realities of the war in Ukraine from a Ukrainian analyst's perspective. He talk…
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Two stories of encounters between Ukrainians and Russians in the Diaspora. In Abu Dhabi Ukrainians and Russians encounter each other, leading to tensions. In Uzbekistan, refugees who are both Russian and Ukrainian, find each other for solace and mutual help and rebuilding. Julia Tymoshenko is a Ukrainian reporter, communications expert, and marketi…
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Britta Ellwanger volunteers for the non-profit organization For Peace and discusses her work currently in Ukraine. She describes how For Peace provides humanitarian aid to civilians and soldiers through local connections and organizing. She has developed an expansive network informing her about what is needed, and her methods for fulfilling these e…
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37-year-old Victoria Amelina, one of Ukraine's best-known young writers, died from injuries from a Russian missile strike in the city of Kramatorsk on June 27. In memoriam we rebroadcast her Ukraine 2 4 2 interview with Anne Levine from last May. Victoria Amelina stopped writing novels when Russia invaded Ukraine, saying: in 2022, it became impossi…
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"There was great optimism about Russia in the 90s as it emerged from decades of authoritarian control. This has gone into reverse since 2014, and its messy geopolitical divorce from the Western world is accelerating." As a teenager, Jonathan Fink was a Russophile. While in college, he lived in Russia to deepen his knowledge. He found that in the 90…
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Reporter, communications expert, and marketing executive Julia Tymoshenko speaks about issues Ukraine has with analytical fieldwork by Amnesty International on the Ukraine crisis. She says their position creates harmful consequences for her country. She also shares her experience of living under bombs in Kyiv, and reveals how her organization, St. …
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Sarah Ashton Cirillo, American transgender journalist, has been fighting as a combat medic on the Ukrainian front in the Donbas. In the midst of war conditions, she finds respect and acceptance she lacks in the USA, as a transgender woman, judged in Ukraine solely on her performance rather than on sexual identity.…
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The war in Ukraine has brought many foreigners and Ukrainians together to do extraordinary things: a conversation with Richard Woodruff, the 30-year-old leader of Frontline Kitchen in Lviv, Ukraine. Originally from a London suburb, Woodruff worked in publishing. When he quit his job to take an extended vacation in Spain, news came of the Russian in…
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A conversation with Renowned Ukrainian author Victoria Amelina who has stopped writing novels. She says,“in 2022, it became impossible to write fiction (because) reality is so much more intense; it is impossible to invent stories anymore.” She now works as a war crimes researcher with the organization TRUTH HOUNDS. In the Izium region, Victoria Ame…
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Movement talk with a feminist queer activist and journalist from Belarus, discussing LGBTQ rights in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and solidarity across the ocean between Eastern European and American activists. Current developments and the consequences of the war in Ukraine are talked about, including the situations of the oppressed Roma and Crimean T…
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Ivano Frankivsk is a beautiful Medieval city, in western Ukraine. Near the city, in the Carpathian Mountains, is a small hospital where surgeries on wounded soldiers brought from the front are performed and their physical rehabilitation is overseen. Most of the patients are in treatment for crushed and lost limbs. These warriors face months and yea…
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After many years of stated neutrality, the country of Finland has became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO on April 4. Finland, Russia's neighbor to the Northwest, shares more than 800 miles of border and thus their NATO membership marks a dramatic change in the political landscape in Northern Europe. Ryhor Nizhnikau is a Sen…
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Ryan Hendrickson retired American Green Beret, is president and founder of the organization Tip of the Spear Land Mine Removal and author of Tip of the Spear: The Incredible Story of an Injured Green Beret's Return to Battle. Conflict in Ukraine has increased awareness about civilian war casualties as a 21st century global crisis. The Ukrainian war…
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Our guest is Mariam Lambert whose call name in Ukraine is Cinderella. She Is the co-founder of two NGOs orphans-feeding-foundation.org and angels-of-ukraine.org Born in Belgium, Mariam lives in Amsterdam with her family and works in Ukraine, delivering humanitarian aid to the front lines. Mariam earned her call-name, Cinderella because she is a ver…
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The conflict in Ukraine is referred to by many on social media as a Crowd Funded War. Mark J. Lindquist is an American air force veteran who now lives in Kyiv Ukraine and exemplifies this. He is one of numerous independent and self-funded volunteers who run small, nimble organizations and cooperate in a network to give life-saving assistance to Ukr…
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The conflict in Ukraine is referred to by many on social media as a Crowd Funded War. Mark J. Lindquist, an American veteran now living in Kyiv Ukraine, exemplifies this. He founded a 501(3) called The A-Team and, in cooperation with other independent volunteer fundraisers for Ukraine, runs his small, nimble non-profit that plays a pivotal role in …
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Sarah Ashton-Cirillo also known as Sarah Ashton and Sarah Cirillo is an American journalist who enlisted as a combat medic in the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the Russo-Ukrainian War, having previously worked as a war correspondent in that conflict. A self-described "recovering political operative"[9] from Las Vegas, Nevada, she was active in Nev…
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As the saying goes, An army marches on its stomach and heres a man doing the cooking. Richard Woodruff is the creator of Front-Line Kitchen, a Twitter account and organization he runs out of Lviv raising money for equipment, food, and supplies needed by soldiers on the front line, and an account advertising volunteer opportunities in Ukraine, all w…
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On the eve of the anniversary of the onset of last year’s February 24 Russian invasion of Ukraine along with worries about a new offensive, a conversation with Iuliia Mendel, award winning international journalist and former press secretary for Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy. Mendel speculates about the spring offensive. She also describes the early…
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Dr. Elizabeth Wishnick, noted expert on Russia and China who focuses on international relations in Asia and Chinese foreign policy, analyzes the efforts of China to uphold its partnership with Russia and their shared interpretation of the invasion of Ukraine from the standpoint of perceived threat from the Western World. However, Wishnick also disc…
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Texas Photographer Patrick Patterson recently lived in Ukraine, after taking several prior trips to Ukraine and Poland, to document war refugees. By connecting with volunteer networks, he was able to intimately document the terror and suffering the Russian invasion is causing for ordinary people. He speaks about his approach to photographing people…
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Our guest is olena halushka She just returned from a trip to Japan where she learned the Japanese governments attitudes towards the threat of nukes from Russia. What she learned in the talks was very surprising! Olena is a board member of the Ukrainian NGO Anti-Corruption Action Center. She is also part of the International Center for Ukraine Victo…
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Pavlo Kukhta, the former minister of Economy to President Petro Poroshenko and to President Volodymyr Zelensky, discusses what is happening in Ukraine from the insiders' perspective of a member of the government and public servant. He describes the fundamental system change being attempted by the Ukrainian government, the collective ethos of Ukrain…
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