Ukraine: The Latest podcast -Children kidnapped by Russia speak out
In today's episode of Ukraine: The Latest, we bring you the latest news from Ukraine, analysis of recent changes in President Zelensky’s cabinet, discuss the surprise visit of the Prince of Wales to Poland, and provide an update on children kidnapped by Russia.
First we speak to our Royal Correspondent, India McTaggart, about the significance of the visit:
"It was definitely a show of British soft power, and a very significant one. Although the Royal Family can't be directly involved with politics, this trip clearly shines a light on the monarchy's influence. It really puts him on a diplomatic charm offensive. And it shows the increasing importance of Poland.
Our Senior Foreign Correspondent Roland Oliphant also provides an update on the ongoing story of children kidnapped by Russia:
There was a study published by Yale University in February that said this is systemic. There's 43 of these camps that they identified where kids are being held. They said around 6,000 have passed through. There definitely seems to be an element of "reeducation" going on...One of the kids who came back gave an interview to Ukrainian television. He wasn't named, he was a teenager. He said any of the kids who expressed pro-Ukraine views were punished in these places...At one point he was told "your mother's giving you up and you're going to be adopted and live in Russia."
Aliona Hlivco, a former Ukrainian MP, also provides her thoughts:
It is very reassuring to see that International Court has issued a warrant arrest to Putin for kidnapping our children. I think that's the very first crime, and hopefully many more will be recognised in the future.
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Ukraine: The Latest's regular contributors are:
David is Head of Social Media at the Telegraph where he has worked for almost two years. Previously he worked for the World Economic Forum in Geneva. He speaks French.
Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at the Telegraph having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.
Francis is Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph. Prior to working as a journalist, he was Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Prime Minister's Policy Board at the Houses of Parliament in London. He studied History at Cambridge University and on the podcast explores how the past shines a light on the latest diplomatic, political, and strategic developments.
They are also regularly joined by the Telegraph's foreign correspondents around the world, including Joe Barnes (Brussels), Sophia Yan (China), Nataliya Vasilyeva (Russia), Roland Oliphant (Senior Reporter) and Colin Freeman (Reporter). In London, Venetia Rainey (Weekend Foreign Editor), Katie O'Neill (Assistant Foreign Editor), and Verity Bowman (News Reporter) also frequently appear to offer updates.
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