In part two of How it Happened: Putin’s Invasion, Axios world editor Dave Lawler explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine catalyzed a chain of events that are reshaping our world.
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Lawler is joined by Axios managing editor Margaret Talev to discuss President Biden’s decades of political experience with Russia and the sanctions the US and Europe have brought against the country.
Energy and climate reporter Andrew Freedman explains why it’s so hard for the West to cut ties with Russia when it comes to energy, and why the Biden administration chose to do so even if it would send gas prices soaring.
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Credits: Putin’s Invasion was reported by Dave Lawler in collaboration with the Axios newsroom and produced by Naomi Shavin with help from Sabeena Singhani. Julia Redpath is executive producer. Alison Snyder is the series editor. Sara Kehaulani Goo is the Editor-in-Chief. Mixing, sound design, and music supervision by Alex Sugiura. Additional mixing by Jayk Cherry. Theme music and original score by Michael Hanf. Special thanks to Axios co-founders Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz.
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