It’s been six months since the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Gershkovich was detained by Russian authorities in March.
We’re joined by his friend, Eliot Brown, and his boss, Deborah Ball.
And Newsnight’s diplomatic editor, Mark Urban, is in the studio to talk about his experiences on the front-line of the conflict, where he joined the 24th Mechanised Brigade. His producer, Louis Harris-White is also on.
Today’s episode is presented by Victoria Derbyshire and Vitaly Shevchenko.
The producers were Keiligh Baker and Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The series producer is Tim Walklate. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
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00:05 - Kremlin media operation
02:27 - Evan Gershkovich
14:47 - Mark Urban’s Ukraine trip