We travelled in the villages near Kyiv, which were occupied by the Russian forces in March: Ploske, Bobryk, Velyka Dymerka and others. We have talked to local residents including those who stayed under the Russian occupation. In our new episode of the “Explaining Ukraine” podcast we tell you what we have heard and seen. Hosts: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor at UkraineWorld.org, and Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist who is in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre. UkraineWorld.org is brought to you by Internews Ukraine. Support us on Patreon.