U.S. And EU Response To The Crisis In Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he arrives at the International Airport in Kiev on March 4, 2014, for talks with Ukraine's interim government, amid an escalating crisis in Crimea. Washington is likely to take steps on sanctions against Russia "later in this week," a U.S. official travelling with Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev said on March 4. "I think there will be movement on sanctions very likely later in this week and there is a whole spectrum of sanctions," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.  - (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he arrives at the International Airport in Kiev on March 4, 2014, for talks with Ukraine's interim government, amid an escalating crisis in Crimea. Washington is likely to take steps on sanctions against Russia "later in this week," a U.S. official travelling with Secretary of State John Kerry to Kiev said on March 4. "I think there will be movement on sanctions very likely later in this week and there is a whole spectrum of sanctions," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

(DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. And EU Response To The Crisis In Ukraine

Russians are reportedly demanding that Ukrainian forces in Crimea surrender soon or face armed assault. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Ukraine's capital to meet with the country's embattled government. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the latest on the situation and how the United States and European Union will respond.

Russians are reportedly demanding that Ukrainian forces in Crimea surrender soon or face armed assault. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Ukraine's capital to meet with the country's embattled government. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the latest on the situation and how the United States and European Union will respond.

Guests

David Herszenhorn

correspondent, The New York Times reporting from Kiev, Ukraine.

Stephen F. Cohen

professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University, and author of "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War."

Anders Aslund

senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics. He examines the economies of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe.

Steve Pifer

senior fellow, Brookings Institution. He served as U. S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 1998 to 2000 in the Clinton administration.

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