Ep. 9 | On the Ground in Ukraine

As Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine approaches its second anniversary, the U.S. Congress is debating whether to continue providing military aid to Kyiv. Lost in the noise, however, is what is actually happening on the ground.

Flash Focus welcomes Heather Nauert, former spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, to discuss her recent visit to the war-torn country and the conditions for people on the ground that Americans don’t always see on the nightly news.

While there have been several expert trips to Ukraine since Russia launched its full-scale invasion almost two years ago, few have had the opportunity to travel so far east and see so many different cities, including Odesa, Kherson, KryvyiRih, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Lviv.  

Jump to:

00:01:18 “A 1300 mile road trip through a war zone”

00:02:27 What do Americans miss about the situation on the ground in Ukraine?

00:05:22 Conditions near the front line and in other parts of the country

00:07:00 Children going to school in bomb shelters

00:09:56 Debate in Congress on supplemental funding for military aid

00:12:30 Securing America’s border while helping allies & friends abroad

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