군사 대응도 불사…푸틴, 우크라이나 집착하는 진짜 이유
Now it’s time for On Point, where we speak to experts to delve deeper into the biggest news stories in the spotlight right now.
Russia and Ukraine have been locked in a bitter tug-of-war since Moscow annexed the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014.
It had largely gone quiet for a number of years, but in recent weeks, tensions reignited over Moscow’s troop deployment near Ukraine’s border.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is pressing the U.S. hard for security guarantees that would stop NATO expanding east to Ukraine, which Putin views as an effort by the West to encircle Russia.
NATO and Ukraine have so far insisted they will not be swayed by Moscow’s threats, adding NATO membership is open to any qualifying nation, including Ukraine.
So where does this situation leave us and could the tensions bubble over into something more serious?
For the answers to these questions and more, we are joined by Mark Barry, the Associate Editor of the International Journal on World Peace. Good morning, Mark.
Let’s start with the question on most people’s lips. Are we about to see Russia invade Ukraine… again?
Considering the idea of Ukraine possibly joining NATO is nothing new, can you walk us though what changed in recent weeks to prompt Russia to deploy troops to the border?
Russia largely blames Ukraine for the crisis, and NATO as well, for cooperating with Kiev. Can you understand Putin’s frustrations with what he sees as NATO’s steady encroachment toward Russia?
With the two sides – NATO and the U.S. on one side and Russia on the other – unlikely to budge on their demands, an upcoming meeting in Geneva between the U.S. and Russia is garnering a lot of attention. Do you have much hope that the meeting could potentially diffuse the situation?
Thanks for your insights That was Mark Barry, the Associate Editor of the International Journal on World Peace, on the ongoing tensions between Russia, Ukraine and the West.
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2021-12-28, 08:00 (KST)