The Brookings Cafeteria Podcast: Chrystia Freeland on Ukraine's struggle for independence

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Chrystia Freeland on Ukraine's struggle for independence

May 22, 2015, Chrystia Freeland and Fred Dews

“What is happening in Ukraine is a tremendous threat to Putin’s Russia precisely because of the kinship that Russians feel with Ukraine,” says Chrystia Freeland in this podcast. Freeland, a Member of Parliament in Canada and also a journalist and author, talks about her own family’s connection to Ukraine, why the Russian propaganda machine has been effective, and why the Russian-Ukrainian language divide is oversimplified. Listen to find out why she thinks that the “Maidan and what has followed is the most hopeful moment ever in Ukrainian history.”

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