Series 2 Episode 1 – Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko talks about the impact of war in Europe

Lauren Sykes
Thursday 3 November 2022

For the first episode in the second series of podcasts, Stephen Gethings interviews the Peoples Deputy of Ukraine.

In this special podcast, Peoples Deputy of Ukraine Lesia Vasylenko talks to Professor Stephen Gethings about the impact of the Russian invasion not only on the freedom, democracy, human rights and liberties of those living in Ukraine, but also on everyone living across Europe.

On a visit to the University of St Andrews, Ms Vasylenko met with Ukrainian students and took part in a public event on the situation in Ukraine.

She said that while the war being waged by Russia since 2014 affects the people of Ukraine most, the escalation of Russian aggression since February of this year has far-reaching consequences for the whole “democratic and freedom-loving global family”.

Listen to the podcast or watch the video on YouTube.