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This episode of Talk Eastern Europe opens with Adam’s rundown of some of the latest headlines in the region, including the Polish visa scandal, Slovak elections, the growing tensions surrounding Ukrainian grain and the escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Later, Adam is joined by Alina Frolova, an expert and deputy chair of the Center for Defense Strategies in Kyiv. She is a former Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine and previously served as an Adviser to the Ministries of Defence and Information Policy. Together they discuss the ongoing counteroffensive, how to argue against the growing number of voices in the West calling for a settlement with Moscow, and what to expect in the coming months.

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On Slovak elections, leaders and kingmakers:

Background on the Nagorno-Karabkh Conflict and our interview with Thomas de Waal:

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