The Heat: Russia-Ukraine conflict

The Heat

Russian soldiers walks along a street in Mariupol on April 12, 2022, as Russian troops intensify a campaign to take the strategic port city, part of an anticipated massive onslaught across eastern Ukraine, while Russia’s President makes a defiant case for the war on Russia’s neighbour. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)

Russia has launched a new military campaign which it says has the goal of restoring peace to the eastern part of Ukraine.

Ukrainian and Russian-back separatists have been in a battle over the Donbas region for the last eight years.

CGTN’s Philip Crowther has the latest from Lviv.

To discuss:

  • Marcus Papadopoulas is an author and historian.
  • Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow and Research Director in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
  • Ulrich Brueckner is a European Studies professor at Stanford University in Berlin.
  • Oleksii Riabchyn is an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

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