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TVO | 02Feb2016 | Timothy Snyder [09:55]
10 Questions on Ukraine
About this Video:
Two years ago, conflict
gripped Ukraine from within and without, as domestic opposition deposed
the president and Russia occupied Crimea. Timothy Snyder, professor of
central European history at Yale University, provides The Agenda with
new perspective on those events.
[Steve Paikin is the interviewer. Funded by
(1) Why have you become such a strong defender of Ukraine in its
conflict with Russia?
(2) You have said the Ukrainian revolution has been misunderstood and
betrayed. How so?
(3) Vladimir Putin claims that the Maydan revolution of
2013 was essentially a U.S. backed putsch against the
legitimate rule of President Yanukovych. What do you say to that?
(4) The Russians also say that there were fascist organizations, such as
Svoboda and Right Sector, that played a role in all this. Are
they right about that?
(5) Is the Russian-speaking East and the Ukrainian-speaking West
reflective of the political division between pro-Russian and
pro-European policies in Ukraine?
(6) How would you characterize the current state of affairs between
Russia and Ukraine?
(7) The corruption-perception index ranks Ukraine 142 out of a 175
countries in the world, Russia is not much better at 136. Why
is it still so corrupt?
(8) Do you imagine in the next 25 years, let's say, that Ukraine will
return to being a single unified state?
(9) Do you imagine that Crimea will be returned to Ukraine some day?
(10) This was a very big story for a very long time seizing much of the
world's attention. It is not anymore. Do you feel increasingly alone in
your support for Ukraine?