Tug of War

Tug of War

Tug of War

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
In a special ongoing season, CNN reporters take us on-the-ground in Ukraine to document Russia’s invasion, the escalating conflict, and what it means for the rest of the world.
  1. June 08, 2022
    19 min
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    100 Days Later, Ukraine’s Fight Continues
    He was in Kyiv at the very start of the invasion - CNN Senior International correspondent Matthew Chance returns to find a city experiencing an uneasy calm. Meanwhile, brutal fighting continues in the South and…
  2. June 01, 2022
    22 min
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    Inside the Race to Save Ukraine’s Greatest Treasures
    Ukrainian officials claim Russia has targeted numerous cultural and historical sites during its assault on the country. In response, artists and historians have been racing to save key artifacts in an effort to…
  3. May 25, 2022
    23 min
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    Far From Home, Bringing Americans Back
    Although US-Russia tensions have been at an all-time high, the two countries have been staying in touch on another issue. Trevor Reed, an American imprisoned in Russian territory has finally returned home after…
  4. May 18, 2022
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    How Putin’s Plan to Splinter NATO Backfired
    After decades of neutrality, Finland and Sweden are set to file applications to join NATO, undermining Russian president Vladimir Putin’s aim of splintering the military alliance. CNN International Diplomatic E…
  5. May 11, 2022
    16 min
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    How Russia’s War is Straining the Global Economy
    Russia’s war on Ukraine is causing a global scramble for essential commodities such as wheat, natural gas, and sunflower oil. But how are shortages on these goods resulting in an export ban on palm oil in Indon…
  6. May 04, 2022
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    Inside the Escape from Mariupol
    Before the war, Mariupol was a peaceful port town. Now, it’s the focal point of the biggest land war in Europe since 1945. CNN’s International Security Editor Nick Paton Walsh spoke to some evacuated residents…
  7. April 27, 2022
    22 min
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    Terror and Tulips in Kharkiv
    Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, has been a strategic target since the earliest days of Russia’s invasion. Amidst constant bombardment and heavy losses, residents fear the worst could be yet to come shou…
  8. April 24, 2022
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    Behind The Scenes With “Navalny” Director Daniel Roher
    The new CNN Films documentary “Navalny” chronicles the aftermath of top Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s poisoning, allegedly carried out by Russian agents (a charge the Kremlin denies). We talk with…
  9. April 20, 2022
    18 min
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    Putin’s "Yes Men"
    When Russia invaded Ukraine, Western allies were quick to slap sanctions on the wealthy oligarchs closely aligned with Vladimir Putin. But are they having an impact? CNN Contributor and former CNN Moscow bureau…
  10. April 17, 2022
    16 min
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    Why Genocide is More Than Just a Label
    Last week, President Joe Biden described the atrocities being discovered in Ukraine as "genocide" for the first time. CNN Chief International Investigative Correspondent Nima Elbagir explains the legal ramifica…
  11. April 13, 2022
    20 min
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    “The definition of victory has changed.”
    After suffering a series of failures in the north of Ukraine around Kyiv, Russia is set to shift its focus to the east. There are fears that the assault could be even more relentless and indiscriminate as Vladi…
  12. April 10, 2022
    21 min
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    Brutality, Caught on Tape
    As Russia leaves behind a trail of dead civilians in Ukraine, the global outrage grows louder. Russian propaganda tries to hide the horrors of bombed cities and potential war crimes by Russian soldiers, but Ukr…
  13. April 06, 2022
    17 min
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    Unearthing the Horror in Bucha
    For the past few days, the world has reacted in horror to the shocking images coming out of Bucha, Ukraine: dead civilian bodies in the streets, many with hands tied, and mass graves containing hundreds of unar…
  14. April 03, 2022
    22 min
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    Escape from Mariupol
    The city of Mariupol has been under near-constant bombardment since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Anyone still left in the crumbling city has been dealing with no electricity and a lack of food for week…
  15. March 30, 2022
    17 min
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    Is Russia Shifting Strategy?
    After the latest round of in-person talks between Ukraine and Russia, Moscow said it would “drastically reduce” military activity around two major Ukrainian cities. However, many experts remain skeptical about…
  16. March 27, 2022
    22 min
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    Christiane Amanpour on Red Lines and War Crimes
    Russia’s onslaught on Ukraine has left widespread destruction in some of the country’s major cities. But as Ukrainians fight back, there are fears that Vladimir Putin could escalate the conflict by using even d…
  17. March 23, 2022
    21 min
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    Can NATO End This War?
    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches its one-month mark, President Biden joins other world leaders in Brussels, Belgium for a NATO summit where he hopes to sustain the Western alliance. The stakes are hig…
  18. March 20, 2022
    25 min
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    Why is Swan Lake Playing on Russian TV?
    As Russia’s unprovoked destruction and targeting of civilians wreaks havoc across Ukraine, Russian citizens have been hearing a different story entirely. That’s because Putin is also waging a war on his own peo…
  19. March 16, 2022
    19 min
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    What Happens to the Millions Who Are Fleeing Ukraine?
    More than 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia’s invasion. Many are escaping though Poland, which borders the west of Ukraine. Anderson Cooper talks to CNN’s Sara Sidner who has been report…
  20. March 13, 2022
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    "Russia does wars very differently"
    As Russia continues its violent assault on Ukraine, it has also unleashed an assault on the truth. CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks with International Security Editor Nick Paton Walsh who has been covering the confl…

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