Spotlight: Russia moves on Ukraine, plus how prepared is Scott Morrison for conflict?
At 6 O’Clock in the morning on Thursday the 24th of February, Vladimir Putin addressed the world – he said he would begin a special military operation.
It was the moment war broke out, and soon after Russia invaded the Ukraine, sending troops into mainland Europe.
Listening back to those first moments of war, it puts new context on just how surprising the next few months would be: the world’s response was, the failures of the Russian military and the defence of Kyiv.
Today, we’re featuring this episode from February with columnist for The Saturday Paper Paul Bongiorno, on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and whether Scott Morrison was prepared.
Guest: Columnist for The Saturday Paper, Paul Bongiorno.
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