‘The option of military action will always be up Putin’s sleeve’, says European Council fellow

The Agence France-Press agency has reported that an aide to President Macron says Russian and Ukrainian officials will meet in Paris on Wednesday.

1/24/2022 11:52:00 PM

If diplomacy fails between the west and Russia, there may not be tanks across the Ukrainian border, but “the option of military action will always be up Putin’s sleeve”. Kadri Liik, from the European Council, talks to mattfrei.

The Agence France-Press agency has reported that an aide to President Macron says Russian and Ukrainian officials will meet in Paris on Wednesday.

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Earlier we spoke to Kadri Liik, a senior policy fellow at the European Council, and asked her whether the Russian President Vladimir Putin had any ladder to climb down, given the amount of troops he has moved up to the border.