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    Biden's Long History With Ukraine

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    On today’s episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including Turkey arresting ten retired admirals who voiced security fears over Erdogan’s straits project, and UK Prime Minister confirms step two of COVID-19 lockdown easing to go ahead in England.

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    In the first hour, Lee and John spoke with Mark Sleboda on the military build-up by Ukraine, Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and President Putin’s statements. Mark discussed his belief that Russia doesn’t want to take back the Donbas region. Mark spoke on the possibilities of a hot war starting on the border and Russia defending itself.

    In the second hour, Lee and John spoke with Taylor Hudak on the anniversary of the “Collateral Murder” video, Julian Assange, and media response to “Collateral Murder” in 2021. Taylor discussed her university education in journalism and how the education of journalism in America works. Taylor spoke on Dean Yates the former Reuters journalist, who was pressured by Reuters to stop discussion of the footage.

    Lee and John also look back at the long history of President Biden's relations with Ukraine.

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