The Sunday Show: The Coup In Occupied Luhansk, The Holodomor, Security In Poland
26 November, 2017


✅ Coup Ousts Luhansk Separatist Leader

Earlier this week, armed men appeared on the streets of Ukraine’s occupied city of Luhansk. A few days later, Luhansk separatist leader Igor Plotnitsky fled to Russia and resigned. The Luhansk coup came as the apparent culmination of a standoff between Plotnitsky and the region’s self-proclaimed “Interior Minister.” But it has left most observers — both in Ukraine and abroad — extremely confused. Hromadske breaks down what happened in Luhansk.

Andriy Dikhtyarenko
Radio Liberty Journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Realnaya Gazeta

✅ Anne Applebaum On The Holodomor, Ukraine, and Trump

On Friday, November 26, Ukraine marked anniversary of the Holodomor, the Soviet man-made mass famine that claimed the lives of over 4 million Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933. Last month, journalist Anne Applebaum released “Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine,” which chronicles the story of the Holodomor. Applebaum sat down with Hromadske in Kyiv to discuss the famine, its legacy, and its significance for modern Ukraine.

Anne Applebaum
Washington Post columnist

✅ Can Displaced Persons Bring Peace To Ukraine?

There are over 1.6 million officially registered internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine — and many more who aren’t registered. But according to a new publication by the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and the United States Institute of Peace, these IDPs hold the key to peace, integration, and building bridges. The Atlantic Council’s Geysha Gonzalez joins Hromadske to discuss the report.

Geysha Gonzalez,

Associate Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Atlantic Council

✅ Russia And NATO: Poland Talks Security At Warsaw Forum

Since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, European security has become an increasingly important trans-Atlantic issue. Poland has long been one of the countries most concerned about the Russian threat. Hromadske spoke with Grzegorz Mowicki, Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s Director of Cybersecurity Programs, at this month’s Warsaw Security Forum to discuss threats to Polish and global security.

Grzegorz Mowicki
Director of Cybersecurity Programs, Casimir Pulaski Foundation

✅ Ukraine, Europe, and the Eastern Partnership

On November 24, the city of Brussels hosted the Eastern Partnership Summit. The Partnership provides a platform for guiding relations between the countries of post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the European Union. Hromadske was on hand at the conference to talk with attendees about Ukraine’s ties with Europe.

Rikard Jozwiak

Brussels Reporter Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Rebecca Harms,

Member of the European Parliament