Russia’s annexation doesn’t stop Ukraine’s counter-offensive. – Weekly, 25 Sept-2 Oct

Russia has made a new illegal annexation of the Ukrainian territories by grabbing 15% of the Ukrainian lands that it occupied in the past 8 years. This is the biggest annexation in Europe since World War II. Ukrainians responded by continuing their counter-offensive and taking control over the first annexed territories. Learn more from the weekly digest of our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast. 


  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor at
  • 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. 

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UCMC’s contribution to episode #146 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.