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Why Russia gambled on Ukraine, with Bruno Maçães

Could there be a real negotiation with Russia?

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its third week, the former Portuguese Europe minister and New Statesman contributing writer Bruno Maçães speaks to Ido Vock, Europe Correspondent, about how we got here and what could happen next. They discuss Russia’s increasingly indiscriminate bombings of Ukrainian cities, whether Putin misread Ukrainian strength and morale, and what action Western governments could take to support Ukraine militarily.

Further reading:

Why Putin invaded Ukraine.
Without more planes from the West Ukraine can’t defend itself.
Our addiction to oil has paid for Putin’s war.

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