Ukraine: People describe life under Russian occupation in Kharkiv Oblast
26 September 2022 | 3:55 pm
Ukraine launched a successful counteroffensive to retake the Kharkiv region in September. Two women from the recently liberated city of Balakliya recount the horrors of life under Russian occupation.
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We look at press coverage of Ukraine's gains in a counter-offensive in the north and east of the country. While some editorials argue that this is a game-changer for the future of the war, others warn Vladimir Putin is unlikely to acknowledge any losses and could even resort to more agressive actions in response. We also look at analysis on the rise of the far right in Sweden and finish with good news for the future of cancer screenings.
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Is it a turning point? After weeks of warning of a counter-offensive in the south, Ukraine has caught the Kremlin off guard with the reclaiming of vast swathes of the north, pushing the front away from the country's second city of Kharkiv. We ask what just happened, if there's more to come or if Kyiv is going to struggle to consolidate its gains.
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A lightning Ukrainian counter-offensive has recaptured 6,000 square kilometres of territory in the country's northeast and south since the start of September, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
We look at Russia's reactions to Ukraine's successful counter-offensive in the northeast and south of the country. Kyiv's progress has stoked rare debate on Russian TV stations and among local politicians, some of whom are even calling for Vladimir Putin to step down. We also discuss a new wave of far-right populism in Europe and finish with some reassuring news about treating lung cancer.
Ukrainian forces have reported success with their counteroffensive. Now they may be threatening more than just Russian troops. Is this the beginning of the end of the Putin era? Our guests: Vendeline von Bredow (The Economist), Jörg Lau (Die Zeit), Vladimir Esipov (DW)
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