The Heat: Push for eastern Ukraine

The Heat

Russia says it has taken control of the port of Mariupol in ​Eastern Ukraine and claims more than 1,000 Ukrainian marines have surrendered.

Ukraine’s defense ministry says it has no information on the surrender.

The strategic port city has been at the center of some of the heaviest fighting for weeks.

The mayor of Mariupol says some 21,000 civilians are dead and tens of thousands more are unable to leave.

On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledged there’s no diplomatic solution in sight.  

Joining the discussion:

  • Oleksii Riabchyn is an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
  • Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.
  • Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs analyst and Professor of History at American University.
  • Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist for Novaya Gazeta. 

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