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The latest on Ukraine, from President Biden’s NATO press conference to China’s role

Today, in light of President Biden’s press conference, we discuss the situation in Ukraine and hear Houstonians’ questions and concerns.


President Joe Biden speaks about the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a news conference after a NATO summit and Group of Seven meeting at NATO headquarters, Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Brussels.


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It has been one month since Russia began its assault on Ukraine.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, there have been approximately 2,600 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 1000 killed and 1,600 injured.

A senior NATO military officer has estimated that since the start of the invasion Russia has suffered between 30,000 and 40,000 casualties, including those killed, wounded, taken prisoner or missing in action.

Today, President Biden, who is in Brussels for meetings with NATO, the G7, and the European Council, held a news conference.

We take a closer look at what he had to say and what it all means. Plus, we explore the latest headlines and address listeners’ calls, questions and concerns.


Dr. Richard Stoll

  • Professor of Political Science and Faculty Scholar, Rice University Baker Institute
  • Senior fellow and a member of the advisory council of the Institute for Sustainable Peace

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