The far-reaching effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Illinois has one of the largest Ukrainian American populations in the country—about 200,000 people of Ukrainian descent live in Illinois. Yesterday, there were protests in Chicago’s Ukrainian village against the Russian invasion, and a rally in Champaign-Urbana on the University of Illinois campus. We discussed the war in Ukraine and the response from the Ukrainian community here in Illinois to the reinvasion of the country by Russia, plus some of the economic effects of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and what that means here in Illinois.
The 21st was joined by reporters from WBEZ and the Quad City Times, an assistant professor of political science, and the vice president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Division.
American attorney, active in the Ukrainian-American community and with years of experience in Ukraine | Vice President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Division
Reporter, Quad City Times
Ches Thurber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Education reporter, WBEZ| Ukrainian-Cypriot heritage
Thousands of Ukrainians have rushed to join the armed forces, the military said. One man who enlisted told an NPR reporter: “Ukraine will not kneel. We will push these bastards from our land.”https://t.co/vGnaYcqXnR pic.twitter.com/bQMudBrnDi— NPR (@NPR) February 25, 2022
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