22 Mar 2022

Ukraine is ‘defending all of us’ from Putin – Timothy Snyder Interview

With the war in Ukraine nearly four weeks old, is the West any closer to putting its finger on what Russia wants or how to negotiate with Vladimir Putin?

Last week saw the Russian leader stage a pro-war rally in Moscow, as he continued to preach his take on Russian and Ukrainian history.

But if the Kremlin misread Ukraine, the West has also failed to understand what Putin was up to.

That’s part of the argument of the historian Timothy Snyder, who specialises in eastern European and Russian history.

Krish spoke to him and began by asking him what we all should have known about Ukraine that we didn’t.