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Security in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region and a state of emergency in New Caledonia

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16 May 2024

Episode 3298

32 minutes

We check in on Slovakia prime minister Robert Fico’s condition after shooting and the events that led up to this act of violence. Then: we discuss Russia’s offensive in Ukraine’s strategically important Kharkiv region and examine why a state of emergency has been declared in New Caledonia. Plus: ‘The Global Countdown’ heads to Switzerland. 

16 May 2024

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Security concerns in Kharkiv

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In Kharkiv, Ukraine, Russian troops are pressing ahead with a new offensive in one of the most significant ground attacks since Moscow’s full-scale invasion began in February 2022. We ask Kharkiv-based security analyst Maria Avdeeva how things stand.

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