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‘It’s just a casual donkey’

Kalush Orchestra on winning Eurovision, touring the world and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s donkey.

The BBC’s Orla Guerin gives us a close up account of life on the frontline in Bakhmut as Russia throws everything to claim this symbolic city and how are relations between Presidents Xi and Putin after a year of war in Ukraine? China expert, Dr Yu Jie from Chatham House gives her views.

Today’s episode is presented by Adam Fleming and Vitaliy Shevchenko.

The producers were Arsenii Sokolov, Clare Williamson and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The series producer is Fiona Leach. The editor is Sam Bonham.

Email Ukrainecast@bbc.co.uk with your questions and comments. You can also send us a message or voice note via WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram to +44 330 1239480

Join us for a recording of a special episode of Ukrainecast on 24th February to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London.

Tickets: www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours
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