#154 - The Ukrainian invasion begins | Curio

#154 - The Ukrainian invasion begins

17 mins | Feb 25, 2022

Today's episode from 25th February 2022. War has returned to Europe. After months of denying he would do so, Vladmir Putin's "special military action" has begun. The invasion of Ukraine so far killed dozens and left many, many others fleeing for their lives. We ask whether this will irrevocably change the world? Then later, the moon is underrated. That's according to an American astrophysicist who's been looking at the odds of a planet having a lunar presence like ours. After months of speculation, denial and troops gathering at the borders, Vladimir Putin has finally begun a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine and issued a warning to any country that tries to move against the Kremlin. As armoured vehicles penetrate the country from all sides and missiles are launched from land and sea; For The Financial Times, Max Seddon, John Reed, Roman Olearchyk, Polina Ivanova and Henry Foy report on Russia's first 2022 assault on Kyiv It controls our tides, stabilises our planetary axis, and it's likely that without it, life wouldn't have been able to develop and evolve. However, despite the Moon being one of the most heavily studied astronomical subjects, the world takes it for granted. For Nautilus, Sean Raymond discovers just how integral our celestial neighbour is as he examines the latest research into the nature of its relationship with Earth. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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