“You knew people were already dying” – Luke Harding on the moment Russia pounced
Tuesday, 22 November
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has changed the world forever, but what was it like to be in Kyiv as the first bombs fell? Luke Harding, foreign correspondent at The Guardian, joins Arthur Snell to reveal all about the grim reality of Putin’s war, and the unheard human stories behind the headlines, covered in his new book Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival.
“A mum and two kids came into my shelter with colouring books, and you just knew people were already dying.”
“Russian occupation means terror and murder.”
“Deep down Putin is a coward, and I would be surprised if he used a nuclear bomb.”
“Crimea is where Ukrainians used to go on holiday, but Russia has turned it into a ghastly military garrison.”
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Written and presented by Arthur Snell. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold, Jelena Sofronijevic and Alex Rees. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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