On this new episode, François Reynaert, alias Uncle Obs, is within the relationship between Russia and Ukraine, whose rapprochement with Europe could be very badly perceived by Moscow.
Russian battalions massed on the border with Ukraine and the specter of battle on the gates of Europe have riveted all eyes within the East. Seven years after the annexation of Crimea, three years after the resurgence of tensions between the 2 international locations within the Sea of Azov, Russia is accused by Ukraine and its Western allies of making ready a navy offensive within the nation. Allegations firmly rejected by Moscow, which says it fears a navy operation in Kiev towards pro-Russian separatists within the Donbass area.
On the finish of final week, Russia unveiled treaty proposals to drastically restrict American and NATO affect in its neighborhood. Amongst them: the prohibition of any growth of NATO and the institution of American navy bases within the international locations of the previous Soviet house. A method for Vladimir Putin to set his calls for for de-escalation in Ukraine.
How did we get right here ? What’s Vladimir Putin’s technique? From the Center Ages till the 2014 battle, and even at present with this renewed stress, our journalist François Reynaert deciphers on this new episode a fancy and contrasting relationship between Russia and Ukraine, a rustic traditionally torn between East and West. A video produced by Mahaut Landaz.
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