23 Feb 2022

Ukraine crisis: Is Putin’s Russia starting a global confrontation?

International Editor

With every day the puzzle of confrontation takes clearer shape.

The Western attempt to sway Russia with sanctions has so far failed. In Ukraine they have started mobilising reservists in the expectation that Russian troops will press on from their enclaves in the East into the rest of Ukraine.

Tonight we ask the question hanging over all this: are we witnessing the beginning of a global confrontation?