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On this Back Story the worsening situation in Ukraine as fighting escalates and Russia's formations of more troops on Ukraine's border appears to threaten a larger war.
NATO is warning Russia to remove it's forces, and along with U.S. President telling Russia promising support for an independent Ukraine.
Host Dana Lewis talks with former Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU Konstiantyn Yelisieiev in Kiev, who says Russia's President Putin want to remake the former Soviet Union and needs to retake Ukraine to do it.
And in Moscow, Carnegie Center Maxim Samorukov says Russia is sabre rattling to stop Ukraine from joining NATO but doesn't seek more Ukrainian territory.