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LOTF 109 – John Sweeney: The fighting spirit of the Ukrainian army is kind of off-planet
Episode 930th January 2024 • Land Of The Free • Ukrainska Pravda
00:00:00 00:50:35

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John Sweeney: "Being in Kyiv, being in Ukraine feels like what it would've been in London or in Britain in 1940. What's happened is that this peaceful democracy has turned out to be far more of a fighter and full of fighters. And it's an honour to tell this story."

John Sweeney has an extensive background in British media, including contributions to the BBC, The Observer on Sunday, The Jewish Chronicle, and Byline Times. These days Sweeney's daily reporting on Twitter provides a real-time account of the situation in Ukraine. In a conversation with American journalist Joe Lindsley, he discusses his reporting experience as a witness to Russia's wars on Chechnya, Georgia, Syria, and now – Ukraine, his books "Killer in the Kremlin" and "Putin's Prisoner", which gained sudden public attention after Yevgeny Prigozhin's mutiny attempt, and what kind of challenges today's Russia poses to the world.

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