Today With Sean O Rourke Monday 28 April 2014
The US and other G7 states are planning further sanctions against Russia, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine. Many now fear further Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine, and perhaps Moldova, or the Baltic states.
Meanwhile pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have freed a Swedish observer, captured as part of 8 OSCE monitors last week, but said they had no plans to release the seven others.
Sean discussed the Russian government and its geopolitical intentions with Russian independent journalist Vladimir Pozner. Vladimir has worked for Channel 1 in Moscow and has worked as a commentator or Russia for various US networks.