Professor Tsygankov: What’s Driving Russia to Raise Stakes in Ukraine?

Friday, August 29, 2014
PBS NEWSHOUR -- As Kiev accuses Russia of an outright invasion, Hari Sreenivasan gets a closer look at rising tensions on the ground from The New York Times’ Andrew Kramer, reporting from Donetsk. Then Jeffrey Brown talks to Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Andrei Tsygankov of the San Francisco State University about Russia’s motives. “Germany is beginning to pressure Kiev for peaceful solutions,” Tsygankov said. “Now what is happening in addition to Russia’s escalation is that Ukraine, Kiev, is launching a PR offensive against Russia.”