The Heat: Crisis in Ukraine

Crimea Vote

UKRAINE, Simferopol :
Pro-Russian Crimeans wave Russian flags as they gather to celebrate in Simferopol’s Lenin Square on March 16, 2014 after exit polls showed that about 93 percent of voters in Ukraine’s Crimea region supported union with Russia. Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF

This week ‘The Heat focuses on the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine. What could be political consequences of the referendum in Crimea?  With the people of Crimea voting to join Russia, how will the West react? Are we seeing the emergence of another Cold War scenario here? Has the United States helped or hurt the cause? In the first video, CCTV’s Stephanie Freid  briefs us on the current political crisis in Ukraine and we discuss the issues with: Ray McGovern, retired CIA officer in DC.  Then Truman Project Fellow,  Job Henning ; and Mark Sleboda, Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Moscow State University from Moscow lend more insight.

Truman Project Fellow,  Job Henning ; and Mark Sleboda, Senior Lecturer/Researcher, Moscow State University from Moscow lend more insight.

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