What are Putin’s motives in Ukraine? Listen to a special episode of the Uncovered podcast

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What’s the background to the war in Ukraine, and what are Putin’s reasons for such a brutal invasion? We explore these questions and more, in a special episode of the Uncovered podcast about the current crisis

On this episode of NationalWorld’s Uncovered podcast, we look at the war in Ukraine and its wider context.

Host Kelly Crichton is joined by NationalWorld senior reporter Alex Nelson and editor Nick Mitchell to discuss how this war has come about, how it’s unfolding for the people on the ground in Ukraine, what Putin’s motivations are, and what it means for Russia too.

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In little over a week, the shape and future of eastern Europe has come into sharp focus. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has already resulted in the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of people, including many children.

Distraught Ukrainians have been fleeing their homes to travel to safer countries and the international community has been horrified and spurred into action as a result.

On this episode you’ll also hear from NationalWorld reporter Isabella Boneham, who spoke to Professor Matt Qvortrup, a political scientist from Coventry University, to understand more about Vladimir Putin.

You can listen to the podcast in full below, and subscribe on any platform, including Apple and Spotify.

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Uncovered goes behind the headlines to give you an in-depth look at the stories that matter. On each episode Kelly Crichton is joined by the NationalWorld reporters who are working to bring information to light and hold those in power accountable.

Uncovered reveals the journalistic work that goes into the team’s investigations, and highlights important stories we think you need to know about but have gone uncovered in the wider media.

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