On Thursday, September 29 at 19:30 GMT:
During the war in Ukraine, recent territory increase by Ukrainian forces has now been overshadowed by Russia’s anticipated annexation of large parts of the east of the country that could lead to months of more intense fighting.
Earlier this month, a successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region resulted in the retreat of Russian troops and subsequent discovery. suspected of being a Russian war crime. Soon after, President Vladimir Putin called for about 300,000 reservists to join the war with the task of “partial mobilization”. causing violence and instability in some Russian towns.
This week, “The referendum was held“Paved the way for the annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhia. Russia’s claim of complete control over these regions – which cover about 15% of Ukraine – could set the stage for another escalation in the more than seven-month war. For the Ukrainian men who stayed in the region, many people are afraid they will be enlisted in the army into the war against their people.
In this episode of The Stream, we’ll take a look at how Ukrainians deal with the latest changes in the war.
In this episode of The Stream, we talk to:
Oleksandra Matviichuk, @avalaina
Executive Director, Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine)