Vladimir Putin has already annexed Crimea and plunged Donbas into war. Now, he has amassed 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border. Why can’t Russia leave Ukraine alone?
00:00 - The world’s eyes are on Ukraine 00:55 - Russia and Ukraine’s shared history 02:08 - Caught between Russia and the West 04:04 - Ukraine’s post-independence struggles 06:30 - Putin’s domestic issues 07:47 - Will Putin invade Ukraine?
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