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Flashpoint Ukraine - Voice of America

Flashpoint Ukraine - Voice of America


VOA's Flashpoint Ukraine podcast goes beyond the headlines to look at the most recent developments in the Russia-Ukraine war. To provide you with in-depth analysis and context, our hosts speak with experts from around the world.

626 - Russia’s war grinds on as world leaders reach broad consensus of support for Ukraine - June 17, 2024
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  • 626 - Russia’s war grinds on as world leaders reach broad consensus of support for Ukraine - June 17, 2024

    After a weekend peace summit on Ukraine, Russia's war in grinds on with fresh air attacks that leave tens of thousands without power. Nearly eighty countries represented at the Summit on Peace in Switzerland agreed that territorial integrity and principles of international law should be the basis for any negotiation. Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea this week amid international concerns over the two country’s military cooperation. Despite Russia’s invasion, Ukraine remains a popular destination for overseas parents seeking surrogate mothers.

    Mon, 17 Jun 2024 - 25min
  • 625 - Nearly 90 countries plan to attend Ukraine peace summit this weekend - June 10, 2024

    Vice President Kamala Harris will take part in next weekend’s Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland along with nearly 90 countries and organizations plan to attend. Ukraine says it struck one of Russia's most advanced warplanes over the weekend. Ukrainian military officials say weekend missile and drone attacks continued over the weekend amid concerns Moscow is looking to expand its buffer zone. And one year after the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine collapsed, the devastating impacts continue.

    Mon, 10 Jun 2024 - 25min
  • 624 - Ukraine imposes emergency power shutdowns as Russia attacks energy grid - June 03, 2024

    Ukraine imposed emergency power shutdowns in most of the country on Sunday, after Russia unleashed large-scale attacks on energy infrastructure and claimed it made gains in the eastern Donetsk province. The Netherlands will allow its soon to be delivered F-16 fighter jets to hit Russian targets. President Zelenskyy accuses China of pressuring countries not to attend upcoming peace talks on Ukraine. Right wing, populist parties are expected to surge in three-day EU parliamentary elections starting June 6th which analysts say could impact support for Ukraine’s war against Russia. And the story of a professional Ukrainian tennis player is voluntarily fighting for his country.

    Mon, 03 Jun 2024 - 25min
  • 623 - Russian missiles hit a popular Kharkiv mall crowded shoppers - May 27, 2024

    Russian missiles struck a popular shopping mall in Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv lover the weekend, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens more. Spain has pledged to provide military equipment to Ukraine worth 1 billion euros this year under a bilateral agreement signed on Monday between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid. Experts say there has been a sharp increase in cases of Ukrainians suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health problems that likely will have a long-term impact.

    Mon, 27 May 2024 - 25min
  • 622 - Ukrainian troops fight to halt Russian advances in the Kharkiv region - May 20, 2024

    Kremlin forces pressed forward in Ukraine’s war-ravaged northeast, adding pressure to Kyiv’s outnumbered and outgunned forces as they wait for delayed Western military aid to arrive. Anna Chernikova provides an update from Kyiv. Ukraine’s troop levels could soon get a boost. Thousands of men completed required registration following a controversial mobilization law that went into effect over the weekend. Russia expert Nicole Wolkov with the Institute for the study of war on the growing alliance between Russia and China. A Ukrainian boxer gives his war weary country something to celebrate.

    Mon, 20 May 2024 - 25min
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