The stability of Ukraine has sharply deteriorated over the weekend following Russian intervention in the Crimean region. Russia has ignored condemnation from the G7 nations & asserts that it is simply protecting the rights of Russian speakers in Ukraine. As tension increases and there is no sign of conciliation between the competing sides Sean was joined on the line by reporter Mark Lowen and by Edward Lucas, a senior editor at The Economist who has covered Central & Eastern Europe for more than 20 years.
To the Ukraine, where Victor Yanukovych’s regime came crashing down around his ears at the weekend. Already, Russia and the West are squaring up over how the fallout is managed. Edward Lucas is a senior editor at the Economist magazine and author of a number of books on the region… We’ll talk shortly about one of Yanukovych’s most colourful potential successors - former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.