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Ukrainians on the Russia-Ukraine conflict

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Ukraine with country colors

Russia is building up its forces around the border of Ukraine. President Biden has warned that he believes an invasion could happen within the next several days. How do Ukrainian and Ukrainian Americans view the conflict? And what, if anything, do they want to see in terms of an international response? We discuss the conflict with our guests:

  • Bill Bastuk, Ukrainian American living in Irondequoit
  • Eduard Balashov, Ph.D., associate professor at the National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine
  • Tamara Denysenko, board member at the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union
  • Olena Prokopovych, associate professor of political science, and director of the Political Science Undergraduate Program in History, Politics, and Law at Nazareth College
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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