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Ukraine under attack: Is Europe powerless against Putin?

Europe is facing an expansionist Russia. But will sanctions alone be enough to stop Vladimir Putin? Guests: Ulrike von Hirschhausen (historian), Vendeline von Bredow (Economist), Matthew Karnitschnig (Politico)

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14 Feb
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Union denied that the six Russian naval ships in the Black Sea have anything to do with Ukraine. Vladimir A. Chizhov also insisted that Moscow has no intention to make a move on Ukrainian territory and reiterated that the Kremlin is committed to a diplomatic outcome to the crisis.
19 Feb
The week began with Emmanuel Macron heading to Moscow for what he hopes will be the start of the long road to de-escalation over Ukraine.
16 Feb
EU governments start advising nationals 'to get out of Ukraine' – DW's Teri Schultz
16 Feb
Ukraine's right to join NATO cannot be traded away - UK PM Johnson
15 Feb
Fears that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could be imminent have sent jitters across global stock markets. In Europe, Paris's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX both fell more than 3 percent at midday. Russia's main stock market also saw a sharp decline, adding to last week's sell-off. Plus, after two years grappling with changes to their careers, a growing number of people in France are turning to the real estate sector to start a completely new job.
14 Feb
The German press discusses the stakes for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as he heads to Ukraine and Russia. We also take a look at some cartoons. Meanwhile, the papers are discussing the rap-focused Super Bowl halftime show and how it "sticks it" to the NFL. We also find out why some Ugandan schools are closing for good. Finally, it's Valentine's Day and the press explains why kissing is good for us.
19 Feb
Dutch airline KLM announced on Saturday that it is canceling flights into Ukraine, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Kyiv. The airline said the decision was made after “an extensive safety analysis,” noting that it followed “adjusted travel advice to code red.”
20 Feb
Washington claims Russia is moving forces towards Ukraine while Russia says more of its tanks and jets are leaving the area. Germany's Annalena Baerbock accused Moscow of making Cold War demands. DW has the latest.
20 Feb
Mercenaries, cyber-attacks, targeted disinformation — Russia no longer depends on classical methods of warfare in its campaign to destabilize Ukraine.
21 Feb
The US is moving to bolster Poland's defense capabilities amid the rising threat of war between neighboring Ukraine and Russia. Defense Secretary Austin said the conflict could lead to a flood of refugees.
22 Feb
Russian and Belarusian troops will continue their joint exercises near Ukraine, which were expected to end on Sunday, due to the "escalating situation" in Donbas.
21 Feb
Fear mongering content became viral on social media this week, as Ukrainian civilians prepare for an imminent Russian attack.