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The Russian military is on the move toward the border with Ukraine. President Biden and European leaders have warned Russia against an invasion, suggesting military action will trigger a response. Caught in the middle, and almost completely drowned out in the din, are the voices of more than 40 million Ukrainian people living in one of the biggest countries in Europe.


In part one of a two-part story about Ukraine, we fill in some of the blanks on the backstory of Ukraine. Historians Katherine Younger and Emily Channell-Justice tell Ray Suarez the story of modern Ukraine, and why embracing Western values has made Ukraine a threat to Vladimir Putin. 



Katherine Younger, research director, Ukraine in European Dialogue at The Institute for Human Sciences

Emily Channell-Justice, director, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Harvard University.




Ray Suarez, co-host, WorldAffairs


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