20 Dec 2021

Russia demands Nato withdraw from Eastern Europe, amid rising tensions with Ukraine

Europe Editor and Presenter

It’s shaping up to be the frontline of the new cold war.

Tens of thousands of Russian troops are massed along Ukraine’s eastern border, although the Kremlin has denied any plans to invade.

Tension is ramping up with the West.

We spoke to Fiona Hill, the British-born Russia expert who’s served as an adviser to no less than three US presidents.

We began by asking her whether the troops on the border and Russia’s demands are posturing or signs that President Putin is planning a military invasion of Ukraine.