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Media Roundtable: What's behind Putin's invasion of Ukraine?

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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Thursday morning, Ukrainians woke up to explosions and air raid sirens as Russia launched a full scale invasion.

According to reports, thousands are leaving the Ukrainian capital and people across the country are racing to stockpile basic goods in the wake of Russia's all-out attack by land, air and sea. Anti-war protests broke out in more than 50 cities across Russia, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. Police in riot gear arrested more than 1,600 people. What's behind the invasion and what is Russian President Vladimir Putin's end game?

Guest:

Paul Mason, journalist, filmmaker and author of How To Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance. Paul Mason just returned from Ukraine

Web Resources:

The New Statesman: The left must stand with Ukraine against Putin’s aggression

The Guardian: Ukraine fights for its survival as Putin presses forward

The Moscow Times: Russian Celebrities, Public Figures Speak Out Against Ukraine War

Channel 4: Putin launches full-scale invasion

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.