Tag: ukraine war

  • Reportercast July 2023 with Valeriya Melnichuk, strategic advisor for Ukraine

    Valeriya Melnichuk is a former BBC Monitoring journalist who has worked in the public relations department at the Ukrainian finance ministry during the intense period of the nationalization of PrivatBank and liquidation of numerous other smaller lenders which had been fraudulent or corrupt. Her boss at the time was finance minister Oleksandr Danylyuk, who Reportercast…

  • Reportercast October 2022 with Alexandru Flenchea: Transnistria explainer

    In this special episode of Reportercast, Alexandru Flenchea, a former negotiator for Moldova’s government on the issue of Russia-occupied separatist Transnistria, and former advisor to the US embassy in Moldova, joins host Matei Rosca to discuss little-known Transnistria’s role in the Ukraine invasion. Flenchea, who also runs a Transnistria-focused NGO in Moldova called Initiative 4…

  • Reportercast July 2022: Edward Lucas on Eastern Europe‚Äôs geopolitics

    Welcome, welcome, to the second episode of our monthly Reportercast, now available on major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Youtube. Or you may listen directly from Acast and Youtube below, as well as use the RSS feed code to add the stream to your preferred podcast app. The guest was Edward…

  • Reportercast June 2022: Jamison Firestone on Russia sanctions

    In this first episode, our guest is Jamison Firestone, a legendary lawyer and campaigner among Russia-watchers. He discusses his experience of living in Moscow in the 90s, then being driven out after his friend and colleague Sergei Magnitsky was killed for discovering a massive state-enabled corruption scheme. Jamison played a top role in the ensuing…