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Russia's war against Ukraine hits one year mark with no signs of ending

Noon Edition airs on Fridays at noon on WFIU.

It has been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. In this past year, war has caused thousands of deaths, the destruction of many homes, and uncertainty in many global economies. 

Many Ukrainians have had their lives uprooted, losing their jobs, their homes, and loved ones. Ukrainian people in the U.S. and across the world have been feeling the effects of watching their home country turn into a battleground.   

Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to let up on his pursuit of Ukraine and has recently suspended his participation in a nuclear arms control agreement with the U.S.   

In response, President Biden continues to show his support for Ukraine saying the U.S. does not plan to let up its support efforts. He visited Kyiv this week.   

This Friday, WFIU will host a special live broadcast of Noon Edition at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Affairs about the effects of the war in Ukraine in light of the one-year mark of Russia's invasion.  

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Dafna Rachok - PhD student in sociocultural anthropology at IU currently living in Ukraine  

Sarah Phillips - Professor of anthropology and director of the Russian and East European Institute at IU  

Iryna Voloshyna - PhD student in folklore at IU whose research is in Ukrainian and Eastern European culture  

Oleksandr Svystun – Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago  

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