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Crimea, Russian Aggression, & Ukraine's Future: N.H. Reacts


Despite protest and punitive measures on the part of the U.S. and the European Union, Russia went ahead and formally annexed Crimea away from Ukraine. The move fueled tension in the region and raised fears of more Russian aggression and even a Cold War revival. We’ll talk with a panel of New Hampshire guests who have ties to Ukraine.


  • Al Baymar – a software engineering manager in Nashua. He is originally from a town in eastern Ukraine, and moved to New Hampshire in the late 1990s.
  • Yuliya Komska assistant professor of German at Dartmouth College, originally from western Ukraine. Her first book, The Icon Curtain: The Cold War’s Quiet Border will be released in December 2014.
  • Laurent Marshall – an Amherst, NH native, he is former member of the Peace Corps who now lives and works in western Ukraine.
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