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Maria Avdeeva on Kharkiv and Donbas

Season 1, Ep. 9

Maria Avdeeva is research director of the European Experts Association in Ukraine Maria Avdeeva. Based in Kharkiv, she has not left the city during the full-scale invasion and joins to zoom in on the fighting in Donbas, where she just visited. Donbas is a hotspot in southeastern Ukraine that has been partly controlled by Russian groups since the Russo-Ukrainian War started in 2014. Avdeeva gives us her outlook on how far Russians will be able to advance in the region and considerations for Russian strategy.