Russia-Ukraine crisis: What does Putin want? | To the Point

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • 658 deaths: Colombia records worst daily COVID death toll yet | DW News
  • Tibet’s culture in peril after 70 years of Chinese rule | DW News
  • Brazil: The city of Belo Horizonte slows down | Global Ideas
  • DW News published this video item, entitled “Russia-Ukraine crisis: What does Putin want? | To the Point” – below is their description.

    Vladimir Putin has ordered a build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border. Are fears of full-blown war justified? Our guests: Gesine Dornblüth (freelance journalist), Alexander Rahr (Russia expert), Roman Goncharenko (DW).

    DW News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Putin

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former officer of the KGB who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    5 Recent Items: Putin

  • Putin lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow [TAPE]
  • U.S., Canada, U.K. and EU Sanction Dozens of Belarus Officials, Psaki Says
  • US teases new anti-Russia sanctions as ambassador returns to DC
  • What’s ahead for the Russia-U.S. relationship after the Putin-Biden summit?
  • Putin meets with deputies of the State Duma [TAPE]
  • In This Story: Russia

    Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

    Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

    The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

    3 Recent Items: Russia

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth: On board Britain’s £3bn warship on its maiden mission voyage
  • Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten | 80 years since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War
  • Fans Celebrate as Denmark Advances to Euros Finals With Win Over Russia
  • In This Story: Ukraine

    Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

    2 Recent Items: Ukraine

  • Rudy Giuliani Calls Investigation Into Business Dealings ‘Political Garbage’
  • Belarus: Opposition in exile calls for more help from EU
  • In This Story: Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician and a former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously being in the office from 1999 until 2008. He was also Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

    4 Recent Items: Vladimir Putin

  • Haberman: Trump is preparing for an indictment
  • Could Biden-Putin Summit Restore U.S. Relations With Russia?
  • Biden and Putin’s First Meeting, Republicans Vote No on Juneteenth Holiday: This Week’s News
  • Biden-Putin Summit, Iran elections, Gbagbo returns to Ivory Coast, Vaccine incentives
  • Leave a Comment