The latest episode of the Ukraine Daily Brief Podcast is now available. Please be sure to listen and review (we know you are receiving the podcast in the member feed, but reviews help with discoverability). Some notable links referenced in today’s podcast can be viewed here.
Ukraine’s forces mount a counteroffensive against Russia’s in Kyiv. Another two journalists were killed in an attack outside of Kyiv. The situation in Mariupol is increasingly dire. In some rare good news, the mayor of Melitopol was released after five days.
Russia leaves the Council of Europe ahead of expulsion. An unintended consequence is its ability to reinstate the death penalty. The Turkish foreign minister will travel to Russia and Ukraine in an attempt to broker peace talks.
U.S. and the World
Dmitri Alperovitch: ‘A negotiated solution is less and less likely the longer this goes on.”
David Sanger: Putin isn’t seriously pursuing a cessation in hostilities.
Tune in to tomorrow’s podcast for new and evolving stories.
The DSR Network Team (Chris Cotnoir, Grant Haver, and Katherine Hill)