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Resources for Following and Understanding the Ukrainian War: Streaming Videos and Podcasts

This site includes library resources and news aggregators from the web that give current news and context to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Streaming Documentaries


Ukraine on Fire

For centuries, Ukraine has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014's Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. "Ukraine on Fire" by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych.
  Ukraine: Republic of Nowhere

It’s the war the world forgot. At Europe’s side door nearly 8,000 people have been killed and 1.5 million have fled their homes. Foreign Correspondent's Matt Brown reports from devastated eastern Ukraine.

Putin Forever

Putin returns to power under a storm after a four-year absence in 2012, but his attempts to improve his popularity are hobbled by accusations of corruption. The film walks us through some of his other moves to entrench power, including vote-rigging in parliamentary elections that was so brazen, his approval ratings fell amid mass street protests.

Freedom or Death

"Freedom or Death" focuses on revolutionary events in Kyiv, Ukraine in 2014. The film is a first person, chronological and forensic portrait of how a civil uprising in Kyiv became a hybrid war with Russia that has had global ramifications.

The Battle for Ukraine

In 2014, as unrest in Ukraine provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War, FRONTLINE documented the crisis up-close.

Drawing on personal and dramatic footage, filmmaker James Jones documented deep-seated hatreds between far-right Ukrainians with historical ties to the Nazis and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.