Spotlight on Ukraine: Interview with Olga Aivazovska

With continued Russian military build-up around Ukraine’s borders, Olga Aivazovska talks about how well Ukraine is able to cope with the threat.

Interview Video Updated 2 March 2022 Published 10 February 2022 7 minute watch

Spotlight on Ukraine: Interview with Olga Aivazovska

— With continued Russian military build-up around Ukraine's borders, Olga Aivazovska talks about how well Ukraine is able to cope with the threat.

Olga, who is chair of the Ukraine civil network OPORA, outlines her analysis based on the following questions:

  • How cohesive is Ukrainian society in assessing the Russian threat?
  • How are people coping?
  • How effective is the Russian effort to undermine confidence in the Ukrainian state and its ruling elite?

The video was produced by Public Interest Journalism Lab.

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