The program looks at Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, its causes, its aims, and its likely aftermaths with Alexander Mercouris, Mark Sleboda, Scott Ritter and Tony Kevin.
After 30 years of NATO expansion towards its borders, and eight-years of a coup regime’s attacks on ethnic Russians in Ukraine, Russia has taken military action to “demilitarize” and “de-nazify” the country.
The world has rallied against Moscow, seeking to destroy its economy. It seems like that was the plan along. Russian President Vladimir Putin fully explained the reasons for Russia’s military intervention, which has been totally ignored by the corporate media. Instead it portrays him as a madman hellbent on conquering Europe. If you disagree with that assessment, of course, you are his puppet.
To discuss the unfolding developments and their historical backgrounds we are joined from Moscow by political analyst Mark Sleboda; also from Moscow by Tony Kevin, a former Australian ambassador to Poland and Cambodia, who was posted to the embassy in Moscow in the last days of the Soviet Union; from London by political analyst and Duran editor, Alexander Mercouris; and from upstate New York by military analyst, former counterintelligence officer and U.N. weapons inspector, Scott Ritter.