Has Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine destroyed any hope of dialogue between Russians and Ukrainians? Or is there still an opportunity for peace, understanding, and trust through dialogue in the future?
In three special episodes of the Nordic Talks podcast, we let people talk to people. Can we create dialogue? How can we facilitate the process of creating peace in Europe? And where are we now, a year after the beginning of the war? Olga Johannesson and Andreas Fløistrup facilitate the discussions.
In this episode, we meet Lesia Ignatyk-Eriksen from Ukraine and Daria Wagner from Russia.
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Daria Wagner (Russia)
Daria has a degree from Moscow Technical University and a PhD from Danish Technical University. She is the Chairperson of Danish Friends of Democratic Russia and founder of the organization ‘Copenhagen for Navalny’, which organizes protests in Copenhagen in support of the Russian opposition leader, Aleksej Navalnyj, and against Putin and his regime. She has been living in Denmark for almost twenty years and is a mother to five children.
Lesia Ignatyk-Eriksen (Ukraine)
Lesia is from the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv. She works as a director of the Scandinavian office of NordicUkraineInvest - a consulting and investment agency aiming to connect investors and businesses from Scandinavian countries and Ukraine. She is also the chairperson of the NGO ‘Association of Ukrainians in Denmark’, which supports Ukrainians in Denmark. Since 2011 she has been living in Denmark with her Danish husband and children.