Saferworld’s Warpod episode 10: Ukraine: How do we protect civilians in hybrid conflicts?

Over the last seven years, fighting between Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist groups has been responsible for substantial civilian harm in the region. As well as the use of conventional forces, there has been ‘hybrid warfare’. While the risks of conventional military forces on civilian populations are increasingly understood, we know much less about the risks posed by these hybrid tactics.
In this episode we are joined by two experts who have been doing extensive research on ‘hybrid warfare’ to help us understand more. They are:

  • Ewan Lawson, an independent researcher on defence and security issues
  • Liza Baran, CIVIC Country Director for Ukraine 

Together we explore what hybrid threats are, what risks they pose to people in Ukraine and how Ukraine, the US and others can better respond to these threats.
Please note the views and opinions expressed during the podcast are those of the contributors featured. They are not necessarily the views or opinions of Saferworld.   
Listen to previous Warpod episodes here.