The Urbanist

Ukraine report: part one

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18 August 2022

Episode 566

36 minutes


Photo: Lesha Berezovskiy

We travel to Ukraine to listen to the stories of its people and witness a nation that truly embodies the word resilience. In part one of our report, we look at local government: running a city is challenging at the best of times, let alone during a war.

18 August 2022

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Chapter 1

6 minutes


Photo: Lesha Berezovskiy

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Chapter 1

Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi

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As one of the largest cities in Western Ukraine, and just 70km from the border with Poland, Lviv has become a key entry and exit point since the start of the war.

6 minutes

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Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi

Chapter 2

8 minutes


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Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko

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Running a city is challenging at the best of times, let alone during a war. In the early days of the conflict Russia launched a failed attempt to take over Kyiv and has been threatening to repeat it ever since.

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Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko

Chapter 3

19 minutes


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Chapter 3

Bucha: a city of resilience

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Bucha’s proximity to the capital placed it straight on Russia’s warpath when tanks rolled in the direction of Kyiv from the north. When we visit, the scars are still visible. Mykhailyna Skoryk-Shkarivska, Bucha’s deputy mayor, gives us a tour.

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