From Iceland — RVK Newscast 169: Report From Ukraine

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Art Bicnick

In this special episode of RVK Newscast, friend of The Reykjavík Grapevine Bjartmar Alexandersson reports from Lviv, Ukraine – filmed by our very own Art Bicnick. The Russian war on Ukraine has been ongoing for over a week, but Putin’s invading forces have been met with strong resistance from the Ukrainian people. Bjartmar Oddur Þeyr Alexandersson, a journalist for investigative journalism paper Stundin, has been on the ground in Lviv, Ukraine, alongside Grapevine photographer and videographer Art Bicnick. They bring us a special report from the city, where Bjartmar spoke with Marta Vusyatytska and Dima Maleev about their experience living in Ukraine over the last 10 days.

You can now order First Lady of Iceland Eliza Reid’s new book from our store! Of course, you will also get a copy of the latest issue of The Reykjavík Grapevine with it, where you can find the highly interesting interview with the author.

You can read more coverage of the Russian war on Ukraine, from an Icelandic perspective, here.

OR listen to The Icelandic Roundup, the new weekly podcast from Josie Anne and Valur. The first episode covers the Icelandic response to Russia’s actions. Listen online here.

If you would like to donate in support of the Ukrainian military you can do so here.

To donate to humanitarian efforts in the country, click here

Follow Bjartmar’s work for Stundin, including his reporting on the situation in Ukraine here [Icelandic].

Check out Dima’s Youtube channel here. In particular, he has made a brilliant video about the Russian attacks and the situation in Ukraine.

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The newscast is made possible with the help of our friends at Einstök Beer.

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