Occupied Crimea under attack. – Weekly digest, 15-21 August (podcast)

Targets in Russian-occupied Crimea are regularly under attack now, which shows Russian weakness to defend the Ukrainian peninsula it occupied back in 2014. The war is severely damaging the Ukrainian economy and energy sector, with many regions risking to stay without electricity and heating during the upcoming winter.

Ukrainian volunteers buy a space satellite for the Ukrainian army on money raised by the citizens.

This is the weekly digest of our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast.


  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor at UkraineWorld.org
  • Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist who is in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.

We continue our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast by discussing consequences of Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld.

UCMC’s contribution to episode #135 is supported by the joint Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Centre for International Development project that is funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and American Embassy in Kyiv.