Start Here — Ukraine & Russia coverage


The title of the first Start Here episode of 2022 was “Will Russia invade Ukraine?” — and the story that came to dominate the news over the last year has dominated our output too.

So far we’ve published ten episodes linked to the war. We’ve explained the important developments and the human impact. We’ve broken down the political and economic implications — in Ukraine, in Russia and globally, and we’ve profiled both Volodymr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin.

Here are all of our episodes on Russia and Ukraine, starting with the most recent ⤵️

What’s happening with the war in Ukraine (October 6th, 2022)
Why the war in Ukraine is causing a global food crisis (July 11th, 2022)
Who is Vladimir Putin? (June 15th, 2022)
Has the war in Ukraine given NATO new purpose? (April 19th, 2022)
War in Ukraine — the human impact (March 16th, 2022)
Why NATO is ruling out a no-fly zone in Ukraine (March 9th, 2022)
Who is Volodymr Zelenskyy? (March 3rd 2022)
How Westen sanctions could cripple Russia’s economy (March 1st, 2022)
Why the Russia-Ukraine crisis just got much worse (February 23rd. 2022)
Will Russia invade Ukraine (January 13th, 2022)



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