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12 Feb, 2022 08:00

UK threatens sanctions on Russia: ‘UK trying to take lead in what it’s not concerned with’ (E1007)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Lord Skidelsky, emeritus professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. He discusses the UK’s threats to sanction Russia over a potential invasion of Ukraine, why the UK is trying to take the lead in a situation that doesn’t really concern it, the UK and US heightening tensions with Russia, the media’s role in creating alarm and hysteria, NATO’s refusal to recognise Russian security interests, and much more. Finally, we speak to Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov. He discusses why Vladimir Putin is unlikely to invade Ukraine and how Putin would have conducted the invasion if he had gone through with it, whether the current crisis shows a failure in Russian diplomacy, alleged plans for a Russian puppet government to be installed in Kiev, contentions over the Minsk agreements between Kiev and Moscow, why Germany is likely to defend Nord Stream 2 from threats of closure, and much more.

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