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#6 UkraineMEMO: "If we do not fight, we will not live"


In episode 6 of UkraineMEMO we analyse Russia's war of aggression and its consequences for the Ukrainian state and society. We also reflect on how linguistic, cultural and political diversity has contributed to Ukraine's democratic development.

Which indications are there that Putin is committing genocide in Ukraine? How can the Ukrainian resistance be explained? How resilient is Ukrainian democracy and what are the prospects for German-Ukrainian relations?

All these questions we discuss with our guest:

Kateryna Mishchenko is an author, publisher and translator from Kyiv. She is co-founder and editor of the independent Ukrainian publishing house "Medusa" and co-author of the book "Ukrainian Night" with Miron Zownir. Her essays have appeared in international journals and in an anthology on the Euromaidan published by Suhrkamp ("Euromaidan: Was in der Ukraine auf dem Spiel steht", 2014).

Moderator: Ljudmyla Melnyk

Speaker: Arthur Molt

Episode #6 of the UkraineMEMO podcast is also available on:

With its podcast "UkraineMEMO: Interviews, Analysis, Policy Advice", IEP presents new perspectives on Ukraine. With guests from Germany and Ukraine, Ljudmyla Melnyk discusses recent developments in the areas of Ukrainian politics, economy and society and thus provides an insight into the events on the ground that are moving the country. Ukraine's relationship with Germany and the EU is always kept in mind.

The UkraineMEMO podcast is part of the “German-Ukrainian Researchers Network” (GURN 2) project and is kindly supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Team & authors

About the GURN – German Ukrainian Researchers Network project: The cooperation between think tanks and politics are strengthened. GURN focuses on knowledge transfer, capacity building and bilateral dialogue. Current developments and German-Ukrainian relations are discussed in a variety of formats.

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