The Heat: Ukraine crisis

The Heat

Poland’s foreign minister said on Thursday that Europe was closer to war than any time in the last 30 years.

Meanwhile, for his part, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said talks had reached a “dead end”, with no reason to sit down again in the coming days to re-start the same discussions. The bleak assessments come as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe met in Vienna, hoping to push Russia and the West towards a diplomatic solution to the tension along Ukraine’s border. CGTN’s Natalie Carney has a report.

To discuss:

  • Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs analyst and history professor at American University.
  • Andrij Dobriansky heads UN Affairs for the Ukrainian World Congress.
  • Yuval Weber focuses on Russian military and political strategy at Marine Corps University, and is a research assistant professor at Texas A&M.
  • Klaus Larres is a European affairs analyst and professor of history and international affairs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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