May 9th is fast approaching, how will Russia dress up its failures in Ukraine for its fabled "Victory Day?" -- The view from Kyiv, a city not quite a war but not yet at peace

May 06, 2022
16 min
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May 9th is fast approaching, how will Russia dress up its failures in Ukraine for its fabled "Victory Day?" -- The view from Kyiv, a city not quite a war but not yet at peace

May 9th is fast approaching, how will Russia dress up its failures in Ukraine for its fabled "Victory Day?" -- The view from Kyiv, a city not quite a war but not yet at peace

May 06, 2022
16 min
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May 9th is a date that has long been circled on the calendar for all observers of Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine. That is the day that Russia marks its victory over Nazi Germany in World War II; a day usually filled with patriotic bravado about Russia's military strength and power.   With May 9th coming up on Monday, there are growing fears that Russia and Vladimir Putin ... desperate for any kind of at least symbolic victory to prove their invasion of Ukraine is going as planned ... will significantly ramp up attacks and provocations over the next couple of days. So we'll head to Ukraine for the latest from the battlefield. And we'll then talk with one woman who stayed in Kyiv during the early days of the war and remains there now ... about a city that's not quite at war, but not at peace either. Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces has picked up in the Eastern and Southern parts of the country, with Ukraine's army on the counterattack in several areas of the Donbas region. Meanwhile most of the bombed out, largely destroyed port city of Mariupol remains in Russian control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices