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Chatter: The War Came to Us, Life and Death in Ukraine with Chris Miller

Anna Hickey, Christopher Miller
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 9:00 AM
What led to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022?

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In February 2022, Russia launched a full scale invasion into Ukraine in the largest attack on a European country since World War II. This invasion did not start a new war but escalated the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War that started in 2014 when Russian forces captured Crimea and invaded the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

In his book, “The War Came to Us: Lie and Death in Ukraine,” author and journalist Christopher Miller tells the story of the past fourteen years in Ukraine through his personal experiences living and reporting in Ukraine since 2010. For this week’s Chatter episode, Anna Hickey spoke with Chris Miller about his book, what led to the full scale invasion in 2022, the 2014 capture of Crimea, and his journey from being a Peace Corps volunteer in Bakhmut in 2010 to a war correspondent.

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Chatter is a production of Lawfare and Goat Rodeo. This episode was produced and edited by Cara Shillenn of Goat Rodeo. Podcast theme by David Priess, featuring music created using Groovepad.

Anna Hickey is the associate editor for communications of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies: communications, legal studies, economics, and government with a minor in international studies from American University.
Christopher Miller writes about Ukraine for the Financial Times. He has reported from Ukraine since 2010, and is the author of "The War Came To Us: Life And Death In Ukraine."

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