The Episode “Putin's Revenge” of “The News Agents
Kyiv awoke to bombs, explosion and the sour smell of retaliation.
Putin had spent his 70th birthday weekend watching his precious road bridge that linked Crimea to mainland Russia blown to pieces. And today was his fightback. Revenge served just two days cold.
75 missiles launched at targets across Ukraine. Poeple on their way to work. Parks, children’s playgrounds all the seemingly pointless target of Putin’s anger.
We hear from John Sweeney – in his shower as the shells hit Kyiv – and from the US special envoy to Ukraine and former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker.
And – for a bit of light relief we return to domestic politics, where the guilts are soaring, the new date for the fiscal budget has been set and the personal changes are multiple. We hear it from the scoop monster that is George Parker, Political Editor of the FT.
Production: Gabriel Radus
Deputy Editor: Tom Hughes
Executive Producer: Dino Sofos
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