As Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities continued on 5 March, the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded for Nato to introduce a no-fly zone. Emily Tamkin in Washington DC is joined by the New Statesman’s writer-at-large, Jeremy Cliffe, in Marseille, and its managing editor of international, Alix Kroeger, on the Slovakian-Ukrainian border.
They discuss why Nato is resisting a no-fly zone and whether Europeans yet understand the true impact of the sanctions. Plus, Alix shares her reporting of refugees on Ukraine’s borders.
Then, in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question about whether this war will force us to re-evaluate the legacy of Angela Merkel.
A no-fly zone over Ukraine risks igniting war between Nato and Russia.
Alix’s video reporting from the border.
The exemplary resilience of Volodymyr Zelensky.