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Ukraine-based journalists Romeo Kokriatski and Anthony Bartaway discuss the biggest stories from Ukraine, and the region - all in English.

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Ukraine-based journalists Romeo Kokriatski and Anthony Bartaway discuss the biggest stories from Ukraine, and the region - all in English.

    83 - The Failures of the DC Wonks and Geneva Humanitarians

    83 - The Failures of the DC Wonks and Geneva Humanitarians

    In this episode...

    01:19 - No end in sight to electricity outages, even by winter

    4:05 - Battlefield Update: Foreign partners loosen restrictions on using weapons against Russia, improving the situation on the front

    13:50 - Inane "escalation management" by the DC blob must come to an end.

    20:37 - The ICRC and OCHA were accused of facilitating the sending of Ukrainians to prison camps.

    42:03 - A Eulogy for Hospitaller Iryna ‘Cheka’ Tsybukh

    45:51 - Diplomacy news: Shagri-La Dialogue laying the groundwork for Swiss Peace Summit, Ukraine moves forward with EU candidacy

    53:36 - Parliament passes law to promote English language

    The Letter

    https://www.ukrainianworldcongress.org/chekas-posthumous-letter-russia-kills-ukrainian-combat-medic-iryna-tsybukh/

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    82 - Russia Purges Army Brass (Again), Destroys Kharkiv Printing House

    82 - Russia Purges Army Brass (Again), Destroys Kharkiv Printing House

    In this episode...

    1:24 - Visiting some local Kyiv stories with the theme of corruption and anti-corruption.

    13:44 - The Russian Kharkiv offensive is blunted but they continue to make gains outside of Avdiivka.

    18:37 - The city of Kharkiv continues to be bombarded by Russia, including strikes on a busy department store and the largest print house in the country.

    23:47 - An update on the captured Ukrainian journalist for Hromadske Victoria Roshchyna.

    25:15 - Russia is threatening to advance its borders in the Baltic Sea

    38:58 - France to send military advisors to Ukraine

    40:12 - Russia does a purge of its military leadership

    53:03 - The EU and US respond critically to the Georgian government's upcoming "Russian Law" against NGOs

    1:06:13 - Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

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    Anthony: @Bartaway
    Romeo: @RomeoKokriatski
    Ukraine Without Hype: @HypeUkraine

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    instagram.com/ukrainewithouthype/

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    Music
    Hey Sokoli (Traditional)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    81 - Russia Re-Invades Kharkiv while Putin Shakes Up his Executive Branch

    81 - Russia Re-Invades Kharkiv while Putin Shakes Up his Executive Branch

    In this episode...

    00:00 - Announcements: We have expanded our social media presence and have posted a new video for Patreon subscriber

    2:28 - Russian attacks on energy have necessitated a re-introduction of electricity rationing

    5:51 - Russia has expanded its offensive by re-invading previously liberated areas outside of Kharkiv

    19:38 - Attempted assassinations of both Ukrainian President Zelensky and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

    25:42 - Kremlinology Corner, Putin does a shakeup in the top spots of his executive

    42:10 - An update on protests in Georgia and Armenia

    50:49 - Ukraine comes in third at a controversial 2024 Eurovision Song Contest

    Twitter

    Anthony: @Bartaway

    Romeo: @RomeoKokriatski

    Ukraine Without Hype: @HypeUkraine

    Patreon

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    Resources and Charities

    https://linktr.ee/ukrainewithouthype

    Music

    Hey Sokoli (Traditional)

    • 58 min
    80 - Georgia Against the "Russian Law": An Overview

    80 - Georgia Against the "Russian Law": An Overview

    In this episode, we give an overview of what brought Georgia/Sakartvelo from independence in 1991 to the place where it is now, with mass protests on the streets fighting against the so-called "Russian Law." This law, similar to the Russian foreign agent law, would put onerous restrictions on foreign funding for civil society.

    We then debunk claims it is similar to American FARA restrictions and reflect on the place of NGOs in society.

    Twitter

    Vladyslav: @VlStarodubtsev

    Anthony: @Bartaway

    Romeo: @RomeoKokriatski

    Ukraine Without Hype: @HypeUkraine

    Patreon

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    Resources and Charities

    https://linktr.ee/ukrainewithouthype

    Music

    Hey Sokoli (Traditional)

    • 57 min
    79 - International Worker's Day Special w/ Vladyslav Starodubtsev

    79 - International Worker's Day Special w/ Vladyslav Starodubtsev

    In this episode, we celebrate Labor Day by speaking with returning guest Vladyslav Starodubtsev about the history of International Worker's Day in Ukraine and the world, along with the state of labor rights in Ukraine at present.
    Vladyslav is a leftist and labor organizer in Ukraine including with Sotsіalniy Rukh.

    Twitter

    Vladyslav: @VlStarodubtsev

    Anthony: @Bartaway

    Romeo: @RomeoKokriatski

    Ukraine Without Hype: @HypeUkraine

    Patreon

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    Resources and Charities

    https://linktr.ee/ukrainewithouthype

    Music

    Hey Sokoli (Traditional)

    • 51 min
    78 - US Congress Finally Passes Ukraine Aid

    78 - US Congress Finally Passes Ukraine Aid

    In this episode...

    01:00 - Russian missile attacks on Kharkiv and the seaside promenade in Odesa

    06:44 - Russian army makes worrisome advances north of Avdiivka

    14:00 - US House of Representatives finally votes for Ukraine aid, reportedly after targeted and intensive lobbying stressing the plight of Ukrainian Protestants under occupation.

    33:55 - Prominent deaths on either side of the line highlight the differences in the quality of people involved.

    Twitter

    Anthony: @Bartaway

    Romeo: @RomeoKokriatski

    Ukraine Without Hype: @HypeUkraine

    Patreon

    https://www.patreon.com/UkraineWithoutHype

    Resources and Charities

    https://linktr.ee/ukrainewithouthype

    Music

    Hey Sokoli (Traditional)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Ana5468 ,

Invaluable source

All I can say to the people of Ukraine after listening to this episode is that I am ashamed to be American today.

Motopu1 ,

Excellent interview with journalist Olga Tokariuk on the Maidan

Journalist and scholar Olga Tokariuk gives a great first hand account of the developments in the Maidan protests, the brutal repression from the Yanukovych regime that led to the eventual revolution against him, and the Russian invasion that followed. I’ve heard many good episodes from this podcast, often dealing with very current events in Ukraine. A good one to keep in your favorites list and check in on frequently.

JanMasaryk ,

I wish that more people who listen to Jacobin would also listen to Ukraine Without Hype

Great podcast on Ukraine and the Ukrainian Left.

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