The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression by a fossil fuel empire, so the peoples of Ukraine have no choice but to resist. In the podcast, we discuss the war and its impact, as well as the historical context of transformations, crises and inequality. Despite the tragedy, Ukrainian society has demonstrated its ability to dialogue and cooperate, and its potential for a more just, inclusive and diverse future. And this future requires international solidarity. Authored by Vitalii Atanasov from Kyiv.
Reconstruction Amidst War
27:16Russia's invasion of Ukraine persists, bringing with it widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure. Debates on post-war reconstruction have quieted, shifting focus towards reconstruction during wartime. The urgency to rebuild quickly arises from the necessity to provide essential services to citizens and sustain economic functioning. Is the government doing enough for reconstruction, and what are the primary obstacles?Authored by Vitalii Atanasov from Kyiv.
Demining of Ukraine's Territory: Time, Resources, Risks
20:39Contamination of Ukraine's territory with landmines and unexploded ordnance due to Russia's full-scale invasion has reached unprecedented levels, resulting in the creation of the largest minefields in the history of warfare. In areas where these explosive mines are present, human casualties, including children, are inevitable. Addressing this colossal issue will demand years, if not decades, and substantial resources for effective cleanup. This prompts the question: What measures and methods is Ukraine currently employing to eliminate landmines? Authored by Vitalii Atanasov from Kyiv.
The demographic impact of Russia's war
26:12In the three decades leading up to the Russian invasion, Ukraine lost roughly 8 million citizens due to diverse causes. After the outbreak of the full-scale war, the nation witnessed a comparable drop in population, but in a significantly shorter span. This time, the cause was a mass migration due to the hostilities. The likelihood remains that not everyone displaced by the invasion will return once conditions stabilize. In this episode, we'll evaluate the upcoming challenges and explore the potential for demographic recovery in the country. Authored by Vitalii Atanasov from Kyiv.
How the war affects Ukraine's economy
31:04The Russian invasion has delivered a crippling blow to the Ukrainian economy, and the road to recovery will span years. This conflict has affected every pivotal sector of the economy, spanning from industry and agriculture to the service sector. The military actions have inflicted substantial damage on Ukraine's infrastructure throughout various regions, leaving a notable impact on employment rates and the income of its citizens. What measures has the Ukrainian government implemented to address the issues stemming from social protection and the regulation of labour relations amidst this tumultuous period? About Ukraine the Possible Podcast The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a war of aggression by a fossil fuel empire, so the peoples of Ukraine have no choice but to resist. In the podcast, we discuss the war and its impact, as well as the historical context of transformations, crises and inequality. Despite the tragedy, Ukrainian society has demonstrated its ability to dialogue, cooperation, and potential for a more just, inclusive and diverse future. And this future requires international solidarity. Authored by Vitalii Atanasov from Kyiv.
Digital Infrastructures in Russia's War Against Ukraine
31:36Russia cynically exploits global anti-colonial sentiments while simultaneously occupying Ukrainian territories, illegally exporting seized grain, and destroying Ukrainian ports. As part of its expansion, Russia aims to control Ukraine's transport, energy, agriculture and communication networks. The digital realm stands out as a crucial battleground for contemporary infrastructural imperialism. In this episode, we will delve into the methods employed by Russian forces to seize and control Ukraine's digital infrastructure, examining the impact on internet services, mobile communication, and broadcasting during the Russian occupation. Authored by Vitalii Atanasov. He is a journalist and researcher, editor of Digital Capitalism and Internet Utopias, author of “Anthropogen” podcast. Lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The environmental impact of Russia's war against Ukraine
35:06The war that Russia is waging against Ukraine has a colossal human cost. But behind the human tragedy, one can also see the terrible damage to the environment. Thousands of species suffer from the destruction and pollution of war, and the scars from combat operations will remain for decades. The destruction of the Kakhovka dam by the Russian army led to an ecocide that unfolded over huge territories. Even more dangerous could be nuclear contamination, which could occur due to Russian nuclear terrorism at the captured nuclear facilities in Ukraine. Authored by Vitalii Atanasov. He is a journalist and researcher, editor of Digital Capitalism and Internet Utopias, author of “Anthropogen” podcast. Lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.