International police attempting to investigate the Malaysian Airlines crash site on Monday were forced for a second day to retreat in the face of fierce fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine’s military. The United States and Europe on Monday agreed to further sanctions against Russia amid concerns that Russia continues to ship weapons into Ukraine. Experts join us to discuss these developments and more.

Kathryn Stoner, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Insittute for International Studies at Stanford University
Angela Stent, professor of government and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University and former adviser on Russia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

  • Frank

    The US has backed neo-Názi radicals in Ukraine for decades.

    Today that tradition has culminated in a coup, but you’d never know about the far-right aspect from watching CNN or Fox or listening to NPR:

    One of the “Big Three” political parties behind the protests is the
    ultra-nationalist Svoboda, whose leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, has called for the liberation of his country from the “Muscovite-Jewish mafia.”

    • Menelvagor

      well said–krazny and NPR and he entire corporate media in the US are fascists and war criminals.. You belong in jail Krazney. get a backbone. Free Palestine!

  • Sean Dennehy

    Seems to be a slight bit of hypocrisy on both the US and Russia: The US funds and arms Syrian Rebels against Assad while Russia funds and arms the Ukrainian Separatists. Both sides then accuse the other of being ‘wrong’ for these actions while pretending their actions are justified.

    Now to my question: Russia is clearly an Illiberal state. But President Poroshenko and the Fatherland Party (which controls the legislature) are fairly Illiberal as well (trying to ban the communist party, etc). How does the US and EU justify support for them?

  • Sam Badger

    Russia deserves to be sanctioned for lying about the pretext for war, supporting violent militias and invading another country as much as the United States of America deserved to be sanctioned over the same things over the Iraq war, Grenada, the dirty wars in Central America and the shooting down of an Iranian airliner (which the US never apologized for). The only difference between a rogue state and global powers like the US and UK is in the amount of global institutional power. America and its allies set the standard for appropriate international behavior through military, economic and diplomatic power that Russia lacks, so Russia’s Imperialism is deemed dangerous in a way that America’s isn’t. Ironically it is Russia’s weakness that makes them “rogue”. Yet how many more people died thanks to the lies of Colin Powell in the UN or the international meddling of Ronald Reagan than to Putin’s lies and meddling in the Donbass?

    • Menelvagor


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