For nearly a yr, the Telegraph‘s crew of consultants in London and correspondents on-the-ground have been analysing Putin’s invasion of Ukraine each weekday on Ukraine: The Newest podcast.
In immediately’s episode, we’re joined by founders of The Reckoning Mission, Janine di Giovannia and Nataliya Gumenyuk. Their organisation was based days after the invasion to doc atrocities and construct instances towards those that dedicated them. It’s a sophisticated course of, as described in their very own phrases:
We begin by recruiting investigative journalists from all through Ukraine. It is crucial to us that we use Ukrainian human rights displays, journalists who’ve been educated to a excessive commonplace to report the atrocities…Our goal is to counter the narrative of disinformation. I’ve seen too many instances, particularly with Rwanda, the narrative utterly rewritten. There are genocide deniers: individuals who say, ‘this did not occur; there weren’t atrocities; this did not happen’. Nicely on the reckoning venture our purpose is to stamp that out”.
She describes the unparalleled variety of witness statements and atrocities being reported in Ukraine:
“To this point in a single yr we’ve got 200 [witness statements] – double what I believed we may presumably do. That illustrates the horrific degree of incidents. The workplace of the Prosecutor Common in Kyiv says there are 65,000 incidents. In all of my time reporting struggle, I’ve by no means seen such an unprecedented quantity of prison exercise”.
On latest experiences of Russia stealing kids, she had this so as to add:
“We’re this as a much bigger image of the form of eradication of Ukrainian id. Taking these kids to Russia, placing them in camps while their mother and father are nonetheless alive, giving them Russian names, making an attempt to indoctrinate them”.
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War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Each weekday the Telegraph’s prime journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – navy, humanitarian, political, financial, historic – and let you know what it’s essential know to remain up to date.
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David is Head of Social Media on the Telegraph the place he has labored for nearly two years. Beforehand he labored for the World Financial Discussion board in Geneva. He speaks French.
Dom is Affiliate Editor (Defence) on the Telegraph having joined in 2018. He beforehand served for 23 years within the British Military, in tank and helicopter models. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Eire.
Francis is Assistant Remark Editor on the Telegraph. Previous to working as a journalist, he was Chief of Workers to the Chair of the Prime Minister’s Coverage Board on the Homes of Parliament in London. He studied Historical past at Cambridge College and on the podcast explores how the previous shines a light-weight on the newest diplomatic, political, and strategic developments.
They’re additionally frequently joined by the Telegraph‘s international correspondents world wide, together with Joe Barnes (Brussels), Sophia Yan (China), Nataliya Vasilyeva (Russia), Roland Oliphant (Senior Reporter) and Colin Freeman (Reporter). In London, Venetia Rainey (Weekend International Editor), Katie O’Neill (Assistant International Editor), and Verity Bowman (Information Reporter) additionally ceaselessly seem to supply updates.