The Current for Feb. 25, 2022
Today on The Current:
Fighting is underway in Ukraine — not just near the eastern border, but all over the country. As a result, more than 100 Ukrainians have died on the first full day of conflict. For more on how Ukrainians are coping with the violence and casualties, host Matt Galloway talks with lawyer Daniel Bilak, who studied in Canada but has lived in Ukraine for 31 years; and Myron Spolsky, who was born in Canada but moved to Ukraine in the 1980s.
Then, the United Nations has estimated that 100,000 people have fled their homes in Ukraine — and millions more could be driven to flee to neighbouring countries. For more on how humanitarian groups are preparing for the influx of refugees, we speak with Loveday Morris, the Berlin bureau chief with the Washington Post; Irina Saghoyan, the Eastern Europe director for the NGO Save the Children; and Félix Krawatzek, a senior researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin.
And we continue our series Work in Progress, talking to essential workers about their experience in the pandemic — and what they want to see happen next. In this edition of the series, we take a look at how the pandemic has changed our expectations of where and how we work, with Matthew Kobylar, a design director for global design firm Gensler; and Jeffrey Siegel, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto.