On this Back Story understanding the Russia conflict with Ukraine, as Russian troops appear ready to mount a large scale attack on Ukraine, again.
Host Dana Lewis talks to International Crisis Group’s Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, Olga Oliker who says if the fighting starts NATO be drawn into a conflict with Russia as one or more of its members support Ukraine.
Duncan Allan is director of Octant Research & Analysis an independent consultancy, and has been based in the British Embassy in Kiev and Moscow. Duncan explains the "Minsk Conundrum" as Russia and Ukrainians have very different views of the Minsk agreements to stop the shooting.
And we hear from Konrad Muzyka who is the director of Rochan Consulting, which provides open-source assessments of the Belarusian and Russian Armed Forces.