Ukraine on Fire №4. Russia’s nuclear and chemical threat. Blackmail or opportunity? Consequences for Ukraine & the world

Ukrainian officials, experts and local witnesses assess Russia’s nuclear and chemical threat.


  • Iryna Stavchuk, Deputy Minister for Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
  • Mariana Budjeryn, Research Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center
  • Petro Kotin, Head of the Ukrainian National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “ENERGOATOM”
  • Oleksandr Pelekh, Head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Station (Iuzhnoukrainsk, Mykolaiv oblast)
  • Iurii Fomichev, Mayor of Slavutych
  • Leonid Polyakov, Ukrainian military expert, specialist in defense policy of Ukraine

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*** “Ukraine on Fire” is a YouTube project by Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Euroatlantic Course and Analytical Center UCU. It contains English-language analytical videos designed to explain and illustrate the main messages of Ukrainian and foreign officials and experts, which are most relevant on the agenda and created to obtain a victorious response of Ukraine to Russia’s military aggression.