Rob Lee Analyzes the Performance of the Russian Military
Season 1, Ep. 10
Rob Lee is a former Marine Corps officer and a PhD candidate at the War Studies Department at Kings College London. He is also a collector on Twitter of a huge array of videos of Russian and Ukrainian military hardware in action, a collection he uses to analyze the performance of the Russian military in the field. Our first non-Ukrainian guest, he joined #LiveFromUkraine to discuss how the Russian military has actually performed. Did we overestimate it? Are we now underestimating? What kind of fighting capacity does it have left? And who is really prevailing as the full-scale invasion nears five months in duration?
Oleksandra Povoroznik Talks Language Politics and Wartime Culture
Season 1, Ep. 15
Oleksandra Povoroznik (@rynkrynk) is a Kyiv-based journalist, film critic and translator, who joins us to discuss the changing politics of language in Ukraine, as well as the country's defiant wartime culture and humor.
Vitalii Ovcharenko Talks About Fighting for Ukraine in the Field
Season 1, Ep. 14
Vitalii Ovarchenko is a Ukrainian army soldier who participated in the defense of Kyiv and is now stationed in the Donbas.
Alina Mykhailova: "From a Suit and Heels Back Into My Military Uniform"
Season 1, Ep. 13
On February 22, she was a city councilwoman in Kyiv. Since February 24, she has been a combat medic in the Donesk region. Alina Mykhailova chats with us from the front about her life before and during the war and about the current situation on the front lines of the fighting in Donbas.