Ukraine-Russia crisis: Where do we go from here? | Conflict Zone

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The Russian president "is not a gambler," says Fyodor Lukyanov, a Russian foreign policy expert based in Moscow. "He is a very calculated player and he is very much aware about all dangers ... about the relationship between nuclear superpowers." Conflict Zone host Tim Sebastian asked Lukyanov if the military build-up on Ukraine’s border was really about attention seeking. "This is not a Ukrainian issue, this is an issue about how European security has been arranged after the Cold War," Lukyanov said. "And unfortunately, at the end of the day, Russian leadership, as I read it, understood that the only way to get attention, to launch a discussion, is to demonstrate force." 00:00 Intro 01:11 How likely is Russia to launch a fresh incursion into Ukraine? 02:10 Attention seeking - the rationale for military build-up? 07:57 How much rests on Russian claims of NATO ‘broken promises’? 11:03 Has the Kremlin only itself to blame for Ukraine’s push towards NATO? 12:26 Why is the crisis at a head now? 13:52 “It's not about [U.S.] weakness. It's about priorities” 20:50 Vladimir Putin “is not a gambler” 23:39 Has something gone badly wrong in Russia? / ‘Memorial’ closure Watch and join the conversation here below or on our Twitter page - Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle's top political interview. Every week, our hosts Tim Sebastian and Sarah Kelly are face to face with global decision-makers, seeking straight answers to straight questions, putting the spotlight on controversial issues and calling the powerful to account. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: #Russia #Putin #Ukraine
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