Tag: Persson

  • Excited wait for Trump’s indictment

    Excited wait for Trump’s indictment

    Former US President Donald Trump risks prosecution regarding payments made to former porn star Stormy Daniels. The ex-president calls for protests and New York prepares for possible violence. At the same time, most top Republicans rally behind Trump and accuse the investigation of being politically motivated. Is there something in it? And what will happen […]

  • Right now: Djurgården chasing Poznan

    Right now: Djurgården chasing Poznan

    18.42-22.00 approx 18.45 Soccer, Conference LeagueDjurgården-Lech Poznan (Dag Malmqvist and Jon Persson) 19.00 Ice hockey, SC quarter-finals men 1:7Växjö-Luleå (Magnus Wahlman and Per Svartvadet)Skellefteå-Rögle (Peter Sundkvist) 19.30 Ice hockey, SHL qualifier 2:7Malmö–Brynäs (Andreas Matz)

  • 464: This is how Ebba Busch hopes to cope with the crisis

    464: This is how Ebba Busch hopes to cope with the crisis

    The Christian Democrats’ party secretary Johan Ingerö has been reported to the police by party colleague Sara Skyttedal. Skyttedal accuses Ingerö of something that allegedly happened at a party in connection with the EU elections in 2014. Ingerö, who denies the accusations, has been forced to leave her position as party secretary. Party leader Ebba […]

  • That is why Putin has gotten stuck in eastern Ukraine

    That is why Putin has gotten stuck in eastern Ukraine

    The battles rage in the city of Bachmut, which has become symbolic. In the middle of the fighting is the founder of the Wagner group, trying to get more ammunition from Russia. At the same time, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is rising more and more into the limelight – despite the Russian setbacks. Cast: Gudrun […]

  • This is how Putin’s coup attempt failed

    This is how Putin’s coup attempt failed

    Hear about the reports that Russia was preparing a coup d’état in Moldova – and how it was averted. The intelligence part of the war is spreading with destabilization attempts in areas around Ukraine. Also hear about attacks against a Russian spy plane in Belarus and about street protests in Georgia. In addition, Russian Foreign […]

  • Sweden’s GDP for the fourth quarter shrinks 0.9 percent ahead of expected recession in 2023

    Sweden’s GDP for the fourth quarter shrinks 0.9 percent ahead of expected recession in 2023

    © Provided by Xinhua On an annual basis, Sweden’s GDP shrank for the fourth quarter by 0.9 percent and several banks predicted a recession in 2023. STOCKHOLM, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter, according to figures released […]

  • The chimpanzee escape in Furuvik

    The chimpanzee escape in Furuvik

    A short drive from the zoo, animal keeper Ing-Marie Persson, who has worked with the chimpanzees for 30 years, sits and witnesses the hunt from a distance without her being allowed to help. In P4 Story you will hear about why they were shot and how they were able to escape. Reporters: Mikael Sanner and […]

  • Right now: Putin addresses the nation

    Right now: Putin addresses the nation

    Today holds now Vladimir Putin his annual address to the nation. In the speech, important announcements are expected about the war in Ukraine being announced, and there has been speculation about announcements about a new mobilization. Listen to the speech and hear Johanna Melénforeign correspondent at Ekot, Maria Persson LöfgrenRussia Correspondent and Stig FredrikssonRussia connoisseur […]

  • Listen directly: Linn Persson leads after the first shot

    Listen directly: Linn Persson leads after the first shot

    At 09.55-11.00, 12.25-13.05, 15.03-19.30 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m Alpina WC (second race in P4 Extra)Men’s slalom (Jonas Enarson, Cecilia Paulsson and Tobias Hellman) 12.30 p.m Biathlon World CupMass start men (Bengt Skött, Alexander Lundholm and Carl Johan Bergman) 15.15 Biathlon World CupMass start ladies (Bengt Skött, Alexander Lundholm and Carl Johan Bergman)

  • This is how Ukraine must stop the Russian offensive

    This is how Ukraine must stop the Russian offensive

    Ukraine is waiting for vehicles from the West. Russia is gathering troops. The fighting continues, but so far no side in Russia’s war of invasion against Ukraine has a clear upper hand. Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Paasikiviresearcher Martin Kragh and correspondent in Moscow Maria Persson Löfgren. Hear them about how Russia is now trying to take […]

  • 459: Botkyrka is the hottest in Sweden right now

    459: Botkyrka is the hottest in Sweden right now

    The Social Democrats in Botkyrka municipality have become a matter of national importance, where top leaders within the party now have to answer difficult questions. The background is an alleged coup in which one or more people with criminal connections are said to have been involved in voting out Ebba Östlin as group leader. At […]

  • The military that started the war is condemning Russia

    The military that started the war is condemning Russia

    Russia has been unanimous about the invasion of Ukraine. Now comes several critical statements from Russian former military personnel about the slim chances of the Russian army to win. Among other things, hear about Igor Girkin, who led the first armed groups that started the war in Donbass and was a key player in 2014 […]

  • 458: New bottom note for the NATO process

    458: New bottom note for the NATO process

    Rasmus Paludan’s burning of the Koran angered Turkish President Erdogan so much that he now says that NATO membership is out of the question as long as Sweden allows the burning of the holy book. At the same time, the Social Democrats attack the Sweden Democrats and say that Prime Minister Kristersson’s cooperation with Jimmie […]

  • Now Putin needs the Wagner group

    Now Putin needs the Wagner group

    Now the dreaded private army is recruiting in Russia’s prisons and is an increasingly important card for Vladimir Putin as he seeks to carry out his invasion plan. The group has gone from an army in the shadows to headquarters in the middle of town. Recently, the United States labeled both the group and anyone […]

  • Putin was so wrong about Europe

    Putin was so wrong about Europe

    When the podcast started in January 2022, the world looked different. Putin’s Russia counted on Europe being divided and weakened. Ukraine did not believe that a large-scale war was imminent. Since then, a new security order has emerged and a united Europe has rallied behind Ukraine. Radio correspondents Russia turns one year old. Cast: Johanna […]

  • 456: The government’s first 100 days

    456: The government’s first 100 days

    The right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan’s Koran burning angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blocked Sweden’s path into NATO even more. How does Prime Minister Kristersson intend to navigate this storm, and could it even be that NATO membership slips out of his hands? At the same time, the government is celebrating 100 days in […]

  • Putin is losing patience – the war industry under pressure

    Putin is losing patience – the war industry under pressure

    The Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, presented a report that all was going well in Russian aircraft and helicopter manufacturing. Then the Russian president interrupted and said he had completely different tasks. In addition, hear lieutenant colonel Joakim Paasikivi and Russia correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren comment on the helicopter crash, where, among […]

  • Ukrainian minister dead in helicopter crash – this we know

    Ukrainian minister dead in helicopter crash – this we know

    Participants: Maria Persson Löfgren, Sveriges Radio’s Russia correspondent and Jan Hallenberg, Foreign Policy Institute. Reporter: Paulina Monzón Program manager: Kristin Axinge Jaslin The conversation with Maria Persson Löfgren was broadcast in Ekot in P4 at 12 noon, 18 January 2023

  • Ukraine’s interior minister killed in helicopter crash

    Ukraine’s interior minister killed in helicopter crash

    A helicopter has crashed near a preschool on the outskirts of Kyiv, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba says according to Reuters. Ukraine’s interior minister is one of those who died in the crash, writes Reuters. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast with Sveriges Radio’s Russia correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren.

  • The weaknesses of Putin’s occupation plan

    The weaknesses of Putin’s occupation plan

    Recently, what Russia called “referendums” were held in four regions of Ukraine, but these votes were described by independent observers as faked sham votes. Soldiers with guns have been walking around forcing people to vote. But despite the polls being completely illegitimate, Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the results to claim that the people […]

  • On site at the Finnish border, Putin literature attracts, SD and the committees…

    On site at the Finnish border, Putin literature attracts, SD and the committees…

    So the war in Ukraine became even more dangerous The war in Ukraine is now a more dangerous war than it already was. Russia and President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed parts of eastern Ukraine on Friday. Seen through Putin’s glasses, it is now to be regarded as Russia’s own territory, which if attacked, which it […]

  • VMA in Helsingborg and Höganäs, Skåne •

    VMA in Helsingborg and Höganäs, Skåne •

    Already as a 12-year-old hit Amy Deasismont through under the name Amy Diamond with the song “What’s in it for me”. She was nominated for Rockbjörnen, Grammis, NRJ Awards and Nordic Hit Music Awards. In the coming years, she followed up the success with several successful albums and participation in Melodifestivalen. In recent years, Amy […]

  • Putin’s war splits Russian families

    Putin’s war splits Russian families

    A documentary from Radio Liberty’s web TV channel shows how the war in Ukraine has created deep conflicts within families in Russia. Mothers who follow Russian propaganda channels do not believe what their regime-critical children tell about the reality of the war. Siblings on different sides of the conflict can no longer talk about the […]

  • Gudrun Persson

    Gudrun Persson

    In the spring and summer of 2022 were Gudrun Persson an expert that many media outlets turned to for commentary on the war in Ukraine. She is a Russian researcher, expert on Russian security and foreign policy and warned early on that Russia would invade Ukraine. Gudrun Persson works as a research leader at FOI, […]

  • New chaos in the Riksdag and angry politicians

    New chaos in the Riksdag and angry politicians

    There has been budget chaos in the Riksdag. No budget won when there was a vote, something that has never happened before, and a government that was happy that their budget did not go through. Maybe messy, but our domestic political reporter Lova Olsson sorts it all out. The Prime Minister is trying to approach […]

  • Putin’s military force has looted Ukraine

    Putin’s military force has looted Ukraine

    In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there has been extensive looting. Russian soldiers, for example, have taken people’s private belongings such as digital cameras, washing machines and toys for children. A woman who fled Ukraine seemed to recognize her own things when she saw a picture of a Russian tank where the […]

  • Speculation that Putin is seriously ill

    Speculation that Putin is seriously ill

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently went out and said that there were no signs of illness in President Putin. It is unusual for the Kremlin to comment on such a thing at all. Since the invasion of Ukraine, rumors that Putin may be ill have intensified, and the Kremlin has repeatedly been asked about […]

  • Food prices and the war in Ukraine

    Food prices and the war in Ukraine

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine and an ongoing war are causing prices in grocery stores to rise. Prices for electricity and petrol have also risen sharply. Swedish consumers are affected, but prices hit those living in poor countries even harder. In P4 Världen we dive deep into the reasons for the price increases and Ekots […]

  • School shooting in Uvalde, the parties’ money and the art of embroidery

    School shooting in Uvalde, the parties’ money and the art of embroidery

    The school shooting in Uvalde Today, Sunday, US President Joe Biden visits Uvalde in Texas where 19 children and two teachers were murdered at a school on Tuesday. In recent days, the police have admitted that they should have intervened earlier to try to stop the man who could barricade himself with the children inside […]

  • The Swedish Pensions Agency’s Daniel Barr: The pension group has served Sweden well

    The Swedish Pensions Agency’s Daniel Barr: The pension group has served Sweden well

    The Riksdag will soon make a decision on pensions and the Swedish Pensions Agency’s Director General Daniel Barr is strongly critical of the proposal from the government. The proposal, which is presented together with the Left Party and the Green Party, applies to guarantee supplements for the pensioners with the lowest income. According to Daniel […]

  • This is how President Zelensky shapes the image of Ukraine

    This is how President Zelensky shapes the image of Ukraine

    Volodymyr Zelenskyj is the famous comedian who played president in the TV satire “Servant of the People” but who was later elected the real president of Ukraine. He has previously done humor sketches where he worked hard with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelensky is now leading the country through a war after Putin launched what […]

  • Right now: Russian soldier convicted of war crimes

    Right now: Russian soldier convicted of war crimes

    Today came the verdict against the first Russian soldier brought to justice for war crimes in Ukraine. The accused, 21-year-old Vadim Shishimarin, has admitted that he shot dead a civilian man in northeastern Ukraine on February 28 and said he regrets it. Listen to our correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren and Ove Bring professor emeritus in […]

  • The economic weapon against Putin

    The economic weapon against Putin

    This week’s conflict begins in Moscow, where correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren meets the young couple Julija and Alexander. Their favorite restaurant, McDonald’s, is closed, but otherwise they do not yet feel the harsh sanctions against Russia. Alexander, who works for Swedish H&M, is at home, but still receives a salary. Where the blame for the […]

  • Putin’s military setback in Ukraine

    Putin’s military setback in Ukraine

    As Russian troops attempted to cross the Donets River in eastern Ukraine, they were shelled by Ukrainian artillery, pontoon bridges laid across the river were torn apart and a large number of Russian soldiers were killed. But this is just one example of how Putin’s forces have failed to advance in Ukraine. The Russian military […]

  • Iran’s threat to execute sentenced the Swede Ahmadreza Djalali to death

    Iran’s threat to execute sentenced the Swede Ahmadreza Djalali to death

    Swedish researcher Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in Iran in 2016 and has been sentenced to death accused of espionage. According to the Iranian news agency Isna, Iran has intended to execute him by May 21, but that date may now change, according to sources in Iran’s Foreign Ministry. Djalali has been imprisoned in the infamous […]

  • Noise in the House and the wait for NATO messages

    Noise in the House and the wait for NATO messages

    We talk about what you can and cannot do in the Riksdag – because there has been trouble there this week. For example, you must not swear, as Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson (S) did this week. You must always start with Mr Talman, only speak Swedish and not comment on anyone’s appearance, as former […]

  • Erdogan does not want to see Sweden and Finland in NATO

    Erdogan does not want to see Sweden and Finland in NATO

    Turkish President Erdogan thinks it would be a mistake to allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO, reports AFP. The statement comes after the Swedish parties’ joint security analysis of the consequences that a possible NATO membership can have has been presented. A Swedish NATO membership would raise the threshold for military conflicts, is one […]

  • The conspiracy theories that spread about the war in Ukraine

    The conspiracy theories that spread about the war in Ukraine

    According to one of the most widespread conspiracy theories in Russia, what we now see happening in Ukraine is a result of the “West” doing everything it can to prevent Russia from developing and becoming a strong nation. This idea has been repeated so many times that those who formulated it have begun to believe […]

  • VMA in Uppsala municipality •

    VMA in Uppsala municipality •

    May 9 is a holiday in Russia as the victory in World War II is celebrated, or “the great patriotic war” as it is described in Russia. Traditional military parades with combat vehicles, air shows and marching bands are traditionally held in Moscow. But this year, the Russian army is mainly busy with the fighting […]

  • Swedish fast track to NATO, wedding wave in Kyiv and how are you (S) this 1 May?

    Swedish fast track to NATO, wedding wave in Kyiv and how are you (S) this 1 May?

    How is the Social Democrats? The Social Democrats have had core group voters since the 1960s and are not the large organization they once were, he says Jonas Hinnfors, Professor of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. Now, in a one-party government, the Social Democrats are freer and can focus on issues that suit […]

  • Jimmy Åkesson’s pink flamingo

    Jimmy Åkesson’s pink flamingo

    When former Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in a debate said bickering, the word came to life again. Recently, criminologist Leif GW Persson used the term pill quilt on Ebba Busch’s weapon knowledge. What more old words might come to life again? David has some suggestions. Our political satirist Moa Wallin has checked the situation with […]

  • When fiction becomes reality – about the psychology of war

    When fiction becomes reality – about the psychology of war

    In the Radio Correspondents Russia, the guests analyze the war in Ukraine on the basis of their respective works of art. We talk about the parallels between reality and the TV series “Servant of the People” in which the current President of Ukraine Zelensky plays the lead role. Also hear about the drama film “Kiborgi” […]

  • To risk dying for his country

    To risk dying for his country

    Cast: Douglas Wiseintelligence officer and instructor, Taras Borovokcomposer Ukrainian Army, Yurii Sheliazhenko, Ukrainian pacifist, Daniel Jonsson, research leader at the Swedish Defense Research Agency, Henrik Landerholm, Director-General of the Agency for Psychological Defense, Thomas Persson, Home Guard soldier. Host: Robin [email protected] Reporters: Simon Moser, Maria Persson LöfgrenTechnician: Karl Björnsson, Tim Kellerman Producer: David [email protected]

  • The story of Putin’s stone-rich oligarchs

    The story of Putin’s stone-rich oligarchs

    After the Ukraine War, the United States and a number of other countries have imposed personal sanctions on Russian oligarchs and their family members. Photos of the oligarchs’ luxury yachts, private jets and palaces are published around the world, and demands are raised that their assets be confiscated. The oligarchs near Vladimir Putin Oligarchs who […]

  • Peter Mangs and the murders in Malmö

    Peter Mangs and the murders in Malmö

    – Pang! A shot. I see my friend lying on the ground in the middle of the street. He says to me: Lie down! Lang Conteh and his two acquaintances are shot when they step out of a taxi on Regementsgatan in central Malmö one night in June 2010. Younes Cheikhi works in his fast […]

  • That is why the Russian Church is blessing Putin’s war

    That is why the Russian Church is blessing Putin’s war

    The pope and European priests are urging both Russia and Ukraine to lay down their arms during the coming Easter weekend, when Orthodox Easter is celebrated. But from the supreme leader of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill, the message is that war is necessary. It has to do with his close ties to Putin and […]

  • Putin’s propaganda and lies about the war

    Putin’s propaganda and lies about the war

    The reality in Butja Lubna El-Shanti has just returned from Kyiv and the suburbs of Butja and Irpin. Maria Persson Löfgren tells about Odessa where she has been. They tell about the people they met, about how they live, and about what they have been through. Propaganda in Russia In Vladimir Putin’s Russia, a surreal […]

  • 400: S leadership sprints against NATO

    400: S leadership sprints against NATO

    That is why S is in such a hurry to join NATO Both Finland and Sweden seem to be moving towards NATO membership. The main reason is spelled Russia, but there are also others – which ones? This is how Johan Persson will unite the Liberals Nyamko Sabuni resigns as party leader for L. For […]

  • The United States accuses Putin of genocide

    The United States accuses Putin of genocide

    Biden accuses Putin of genocide In a speech in the state of Iowa, the US president launched a fierce attack on Russian leader Vladimir Putin, accusing him of genocide in Ukraine. What does the term mean, and what are its implications for Russia? US special role in NATO Ahead of a possible NATO membership for […]

  • The oligarch is said to have been arrested in Ukraine

    The oligarch is said to have been arrested in Ukraine

    Yesterday, Tuesday, Vladimir Putin gave a televised speech in which he for the first time commented on the killing of Russian soldiers by civilians in Butja – which he dismisses as “fake” and says that the peace talks have now reached a dead end. Hear the host Anna Herneks conversation with Maria Persson LöfgrenSwedish Radio’s […]

  • Warnings of major offensive in eastern Ukraine

    Warnings of major offensive in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine, like the British and American intelligence services, warns that this may be the calm before the storm and that Russia is preparing a major offensive in eastern Ukraine. Hear Joakim Paasikivilieutenant colonel from the Swedish National Defense College and Maria Persson LöfgrenRussia correspondent, on the latest military developments in Ukraine. The feature was broadcast […]

  • That way, Putin could be held accountable for war crimes

    That way, Putin could be held accountable for war crimes

    Butja and the wars in Chechnya The body of Butja, a city just outside Kyiv, is reminiscent of what happened in the suburb of Novye Aldy in Grozny in February 2000, when more than 60 people were killed by Russian soldiers. The massacre was investigated by journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who published it in the Novaya […]

  • 398: Persson and Löfven join

    398: Persson and Löfven join

    Then Sweden can choke the Russian gas Russia’s war in Ukraine is largely dependent on European money for gas and oil. MP was at first quite alone but now more and more people think that Sweden should make the decision to restrict purchases from the armed forces. Will Sweden make such a decision and what […]

  • Brutal images from Butja raise the question of the investigation of war crimes

    Brutal images from Butja raise the question of the investigation of war crimes

    Ukrainian President Zelensky calls it genocide and Human Rights Watch says it is a clear war crime. Hear Maria Persson Löfgren, Russia correspondent, Mark Klamberg professor of international law and Ilmari Käihkö Associate Professor of Military Science at the Swedish National Defense College. The feature was broadcast for the first time on P1 tomorrow, April […]

  • That is why Putin needs Syrian mercenaries

    That is why Putin needs Syrian mercenaries

    Russian TV has shown clips of Syrian fighters in camouflage clothing and weapons. They stand in front of banners with pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Russian Defense Minister has claimed that 16,000 volunteers from the Middle East have already signed up. Sources interviewed by P1’s Middle East podcast […]

  • Integration or not, is Åland an easy prey?  And the forgotten election issues

    Integration or not, is Åland an easy prey? And the forgotten election issues

    One hour Horrible pictures in the Kiev suburb of Bucha. How civilians are used in war. Conversation with Russia correspondent Maria Persson Lövgren and military historian Fredrik Eriksson. The Ukrainian refugees want to return home as soon as possible – how does it go together with integration? Darja in Siberia has criticized the war – […]

  • Therefore, food prices are expected to rise rapidly and sharply

    Therefore, food prices are expected to rise rapidly and sharply

    Host:Claes Aronsson Participants and voices in the program:Kristian Åström, financial commentator EkotBengt Johnsson, expert, economic unit of the Swedish Board of AgricultureCarl Eckerdal, chief economist at LivsmedelsföretagenYlva Hedén Westerdahl, Head of Forecasting at the National Institute of Economic ResearchAnders Svensson, CEO of Ica SwedenGöran Persson, former Prime Minister Producer: Olof Wijnbladh Technician:Jakob Gustavsson [email protected]

  • Sven Melander

    Sven Melander

    In his Sommarprat, Sven Melander says that he is a trained civil engineer – a profession in which he has never worked. Instead, he trained as a journalist and worked for a few years at both Expressen and Aftonbladet. There he meets Åke Cato and we get to know how it went when they became […]

  • Four points that did not go according to Putin’s war plans

    Four points that did not go according to Putin’s war plans

    Participants: Maria Persson Löfgren Russia correspondent, Carolina Vendel PallinResearch leader The Swedish Defense Research Agency and Joakim Paasikivi, Lieutenant Colonel and teacher of strategy at the Swedish National Defense College. Host: Jesper Lindau [email protected] Producer: Irma Norrman [email protected]

  • It happened during the war in Ukraine

    It happened during the war in Ukraine

    There are reports of progress in the talks between Ukraine and Russia. According to Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister, the Russian military presence will be drastically reduced around, among other places, Kyiv. “The ones who are making the most money on a temporary local ceasefire north of Kyiv right now are Russia,” said Ekot’s foreign correspondent. […]

  • Zelenskyj’s closest adviser

    Zelenskyj’s closest adviser

    Participants: Maria Persson Löfgren, Swedish Radio’s Russia correspondent, Susanne Palme, EU commentator, Fredrik Wadström, former Russia correspondent. Host: Claes [email protected] Producer: Irma [email protected]

  • Ramzan Kadyrov is known as Putin’s attacking dog

    Ramzan Kadyrov is known as Putin’s attacking dog

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was only 27 years old when he inherited the power from his father, Ahmad Kadyrov, who was killed in a bombing in 2004. “He would never have gotten the job if he had not had the father he had,” says Maria Persson Löfgren, Swedish Radio’s Russia correspondent. . Training videos on […]

  • Russian opposition to Putin’s war

    Russian opposition to Putin’s war

    Is Russia a dictatorship? The radio correspondents Russia are about Oleg Orlov from the Memorial, about the battle over the writing of history, the battle over how Russians should remember their history, a decisive battle for Vladimir Putin. We also ask the question whether Russia is now a dictatorship, a totalitarian society? Art as resistance […]

  • Hear Zelenskyj’s entire speech in the Riksdag

    Hear Zelenskyj’s entire speech in the Riksdag

    Zelensky thanked Sweden and talked about similarities between Sweden and Ukraine when he spoke in the Swedish parliament, via a link from Kyiv. – He pointed out that the Ukrainian blue-yellow flag is popular right now is popular right now, that it stands for a freedom struggle and that then also applies to Sweden. It […]

  • Mariupol is called hell on earth

    Mariupol is called hell on earth

    Russian forces are cracking down on the strategically important port city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine. The humanitarian situation is described as catastrophic for the civilians who have not been able to get out of there. – It has for a long time been difficult to get in touch with Mariupol. Telephone lines and internet […]

  • Putin’s strategy in the war in Ukraine

    Putin’s strategy in the war in Ukraine

    Siege city What exactly is Vladimir Putin’s strategy, why is he attacking so many civilian targets? One of the cities where many civilians were hit very hard by Russia’s war in Ukraine is the coastal city of Mariupol, which once had more than 400,000 inhabitants. The city is bombed day in and day out and […]

  • War crimes in Ukraine and the detectives online

    War crimes in Ukraine and the detectives online

    If the Kuwait War in the early 90’s was called the first live televised war, where American bombings were broadcast live on CNN, then Ukraine and Syria are wars that were broadcast live 24 hours a day by thousands of different accounts on social media. All this material that is posted voluntarily can be extremely […]

  • David Bowie – the art of reinventing oneself

    David Bowie – the art of reinventing oneself

    It’s Tuesday, July 3, 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. After an unlikely successful year, glam rocker David Bowie and his band The Spiders from Mars will end The Ziggy Stardust Tour at home. – Ladies and gentlemen, straight from their fantastically successful world tour, including the United States of America, Japan. Now in […]

  • Ukrainian fighting spirit, NATO membership and what do political hits have to do with it?

    Ukrainian fighting spirit, NATO membership and what do political hits have to do with it?

    Time 1 Correspondent in Ukraine about the current situation and talks with Russia expert Gudrun Persson, researcher at FOI Where does the Ukrainian will to fight come from? Report by correspondent Maria Persson Lövgren The war against Ukraine has fundamentally shaken Finland’s relationship with Russia. Reporter Nina Benner takes the tempo of the discussion in […]

  • It happened during the war in Ukraine

    It happened during the war in Ukraine

    – Last night it has been quite calm, but there have been flight alarms, says Kate, who is in the city of Ivano-Frankivisk in western Ukraine. She is worried about her father, who is a soldier and is in Mariupol in the southern part of the country. Also hear Martin Kragh, Deputy Head of the […]

  • Mayor of Kiev: Throw out the orcs

    Mayor of Kiev: Throw out the orcs

    Hear Maria Persson Löfgren, Russia correspondent, about the more than 40 million Ukrainian citizens who are still in the country and fighting the Russian invasion. The feature was broadcast on P1 morning on March 11, 2022.

  • It could happen if Kyiv falls

    It could happen if Kyiv falls

    To conquer a city In the Radio correspondents Russia, the guests talk about how to take a city, about guerrilla warfare in an urban environment, about why the invasion of Ukraine came to resemble “The Finnish Winter War” and about the Russian destruction of Grozny in Chechnya. To surround and besiege Kyiv Kyiv is a […]

  • These are the attempts to stop Russia

    These are the attempts to stop Russia

    The Ukrainian military is doing what they can to defend the country, but they have a difficult enemy. How far do high morals, the influx of volunteers and weapons from the West go? Johan-Mathias Sommarström on site in Ukraine and David Carlqvist from Ekot’s foreign editorial office analyzes the situation. At the same time, the […]

  • This has happened during the war in Ukraine

    This has happened during the war in Ukraine

    Hear also Daniel, one of many arrested in Moscow after protesting against the war. “They took me to the police station, asked what I thought of Ukraine and said I was a traitor,” says Daniel. Host: Kajsa Boglind. Participants: Katja Magnusson, foreign reporter at Ekot and Maria Persson-Löfgren, foreign correspondent.

  • Intensive Vasaloppet ends again with a Norwegian winner

    MORA, March 6 (Xinhua) – For the tenth year in a row, a Norwegian skier won the intensive Vasaloppet for men on Sunday when the 90-kilometer-long classic Swedish event celebrates its centenary. The frenzy ended with Andreas Nygard crossing the finish line first in 3:32:18. However, it was a tight race where Nygard regained the […]

  • Latest news about the situation in Ukraine

    Latest news about the situation in Ukraine

    Maria Persson Löfgren, Russia correspondent on the situation right now. How should the information be conveyed when the journalists disappear? Tomas Ries, Associate Professor of Military Science at the Swedish National Defense College on the talks between Sweden, Finland and NATO. Roman Horbyk, a resident of Kyiv, talks about the situation in the city. Ilmari […]

  • The men in Putin’s inner circle

    The men in Putin’s inner circle

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio Correspondents-Russia. This is the sixth episode. The system behind Putin In Radio Correspondents Russia, we tell about Putin’s closest men: Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who is behind the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s […]

  • The war in Ukraine has completely changed the EU

    The war in Ukraine has completely changed the EU

    Listen to our correspondents, Lubna El-Shanti in Ukraine, Caroline Salzinger in Germany and Moscow correspondent Maria Persson Löfgren. In addition, EU commentators Susanne Palme and Björn Fägersten at the Foreign Policy Institute. Host Claes Aronsson.

  • Ingmar Skoog on how we can deal with our concerns about Ukraine

    Ingmar Skoog on how we can deal with our concerns about Ukraine

    Ingmar Skoog is a psychiatrist and has worked with crisis management for a decade, including during the Backa fire in Gothenburg. We also call Yuliia who has her relatives and family in Ukraine and talk about the direct concern that she now feels and experiences. Host: Rasmus Persson

  • The Russian invasion, the refugee situation and Putin’s nuclear threat.

    The Russian invasion, the refugee situation and Putin’s nuclear threat.

    The whole program this day is about the situation in Ukraine. HOUR 1 Progress report from Kiev by Jim Heinz, AP, and from Moscow, by Russia correspondent Johanna Melén. Report from Lviv about a family that fled, by Lubna el-Shanti. Portrait of Ukrainian President Zelensky, the former actor who now has world politics as his […]

  • Questions and answers about the war in Ukraine

    Questions and answers about the war in Ukraine

    Host: Åsa FuruhagenParticipants: Gudrun Persson, research leader at the Swedish Defense Research AgencyFredrik Wahlström, Swedish Radio’s Cultural EditorSofia Camnerin, priest and general secretary of the Swedish Christian CouncilHenrik Berggren, historian and author The telephone guard was broadcast on Swedish Radio P1 at 16 Saturday, February 26, 2022.

  • That is why Russia is attacking Ukraine now

    That is why Russia is attacking Ukraine now

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio Correspondents-Russia. This is the fourth episode. Since Russia began gathering troops along Ukraine’s borders, the project has been about putting pressure on NATO, the United States and the European Union with military force. Vladimir Putin now seems to be aiming to take […]

  • The DNA puzzle in Märstafallet

    The DNA puzzle in Märstafallet

    The murder takes place in Valsta, Märsta on October 2, 2020. In surveillance footage from inside a bus, a person is suddenly seen rushing forward with a firearm in his hands. But neither the camera nor the witnesses around can see the shooter’s face. Instead, the jacket comes into focus and a debate about the […]

  • Putin’s order increases the risk of seizures

    Putin’s order increases the risk of seizures

    The breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are declared independent by Russia, and these are also areas controlled by Ukraine. In this, Vladimir Putin sends “peacekeeping forces”, ie Russian military. – This means that there is now a risk that quite soon there will be a direct contact area between Ukrainian and Russian forces, says […]

  • The game behind Putin’s recognition of Luhansk and Donetsk

    The game behind Putin’s recognition of Luhansk and Donetsk

    Participants: Johanna Melén, Swedish Radio’s Moscow correspondent, Maria Persson Löfgren, Swedish Radio’s Russia correspondent, Lubna El Shanti Baltic Sea correspondent and Susanne Palme, EU commentator. Host: Claes [email protected] Producer: Irma [email protected]

  • Right now: Follow the medal hunt in biathlon

    Right now: Follow the medal hunt in biathlon

    Biathlon, ladies 12.5 km mass start with Hanna Öberg, Elvira Öberg, Linn Persson and Mona Brorsson.

  • Putin’s military power is so strong

    Putin’s military power is so strong

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio Correspondents-Russia. This is the fourth episode. What forces has Russia set up? The war in Ukraine has been going on since 2014, since the annexation of Crimea. What is special eight years later is the extremely large accumulation of forces around Ukraine’s […]

  • Sweden wins the title in biathlon women’s 4×6 km relay in Beijing 2022 (updated)

    CHONGLI, Zhangjiakou, February 16 (Xinhua) – The Swedish team, including three biathletes from their squad 2018, showed their strength with just six reserve rounds to take the women’s 4×6 km gold relay at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics this Wednesday. The 2018 silver medalist Sweden, consisting of Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, Hanna Oeberg and Elvira […]

  • Results of the biathlon ladies’ 4×6 km relay at the Winter Olympics in Beijing

    BEIJING, February 16 (Xinhua) – The following results of the biathlon women’s 4×6 km relay at the Winter Olympics in Beijing this Wednesday: Sweden (Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, Hanna Oeberg, Elvira Oeberg), one hour 11 minutes and 3.9 seconds 2. ROC (Irina Kazakevich, Kristina Reztsova, Svetlana Mironova, Uliana Nigmatullina), 1: 11: 15.9 Germany (Vanessa Voigt, […]

  • Sweden wins the title in biathlon women’s 4×6 km relay in Beijing 2022

    CHONGLI, Zhangjiakou, February 16 (Xinhua) – The Swedish team, including three biathletes from their squad 2018, showed their strength with just six reserve rounds to take the women’s 4×6 km gold relay at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics this Wednesday. The 2018 silver medalist Sweden, consisting of Linn Persson, Mona Brorsson, Hanna Oeberg and Elvira […]

  • Sweden’s ambassador to Kiev on the risk of an armed attack on Ukraine

    Sweden’s ambassador to Kiev on the risk of an armed attack on Ukraine

    Hundreds of thousands of Russian troops are on the border with Ukraine – but no one except Vladimir Putin knows how it will develop. At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has urged all Swedes to leave Ukraine. Hear Tobias Thyberg, Swedish Ambassador to Kiev, Anders Åslund, Atlantic Council in Washington, Maria Persson […]

  • Important message to the public in Malmö in Malmö municipality, Skåne county.

    Important message to the public in Malmö in Malmö municipality, Skåne county.

    There are reports of preparations for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Can diplomatic emergency talks tame the agitated mood and how should Sweden act? Hear, among others, Ginna Lindberg, US commentator, Maria Persson Löfgren, foreign correspondent in Moscow and Katarina Engberg, security analyst.

  • The money behind Putin’s war threat

    The money behind Putin’s war threat

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio Correspondents-Russia. This is the second episode. Can Russia afford an attack? Russia has gathered large military forces around Ukraine’s borders. Behind soldiers and tanks on a plateau, as always, there is money and finances. In this section, we talk about the Russian […]

  • This is how much the party leaders earn

    This is how much the party leaders earn

    We dive into some of the most noticed KU interrogations and translate the hot exchange of words in the hearing about the Ebbe Carlsson affair into today’s language. In addition, we hear how it sounded when the then Prime Minister Göran Persson (S) shouted in the constitutional committee. About the salary of Prime Minister Magdalena […]

  • Putin’s struggle for influence in the world

    Putin’s struggle for influence in the world

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and stay Radio correspondents-Russia. This is the second episode. Russia wants to change the world What Russia is doing now, and what NATO is responding to, what is happening along the border with Ukraine, is part of a larger struggle over what the geopolitical structure of […]

  • Putin’s complicated relationship with Europe

    Putin’s complicated relationship with Europe

    Participants: Maria Persson Löfgren, Swedish Radio’s Russia correspondent, Susanne Palme, EU commentator, Caroline Salzinger Berlin correspondent, Lubna El-Shanti Baltic Sea correspondent Host: Claes [email protected] Producer: Irma [email protected]

  • Here is Russia’s next step in the conflict with Ukraine

    Here is Russia’s next step in the conflict with Ukraine

    The radio correspondents change focus for a few weeks and become the Radio correspondents Russia. This is the first episode. Participants: Johanna Melén, Russia correspondentAndreas Liljeheden, Brussels correspondentMaria Persson Lövgren Russia correspondent Host: Jesper Lindau [email protected] Producer: Irma Norrman [email protected]

  • Melodikrysset week 3 with Titti Schultz and Lasse Persson

    Melodikrysset week 3 with Titti Schultz and Lasse Persson

    Anders Eldeman is still ill. Anders, who was infected by covid last week, has decided to rest up this week as well. “It’s not worse than me sneezing and coughing and being tired. Thank you to everyone who has heard of it!”, Says Melodikrysset’s host Anders Eldeman in P4 Extra on 20 January. Melodikrysset – […]

  • Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) about the security situation

    Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) about the security situation

    Russia is mobilizing on Ukraine’s border, and Putin is calling for “military action” if NATO joins new members or armies in Russia’s immediate vicinity. How should Sweden act in the escalated situation? Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) Guest: Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S)Comment: Thomas von Bogumil, reporter at YLEHost: Pontus MattssonProducer: Maja […]