Ukraine & Russia in YouTube Diplomacy – BBC Trending

I spend a good portion of my day reading the news and hearing stories from overseas. It is often hard to find the small stories in between that highlight how the people in the stories might feel. I stumbled upon this BBC Trending video and was inspired to see how students from the different universities in both Ukraine and Russia were using YouTube videos to send messages back in forth. Hearing and seeing the students share their feelings and beliefs about the Ukraine conflict helps frame part of the conflict that feels so distant.

As a students I find it fascinating and much more impactful to see these messages from the students then the articles found on the high profile news sites.

Here are a few of the YouTube videos showing some of the different perspectives coming from various schools that are affected by the current conflict in the Ukraine.

What are your thoughts? How did watching these videos make you feel?