Ukraine Ultimatum

Sergei Khrushchev, son of the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, tells us why his father signed Crimea over to Ukraine in 1954 and explains why he thinks President Putin will not annex the peninsula.

In our Washington studio, Hannah Thoburn of the Foreign Policy Initiative, gives her analysis of the situation and supplies context with an abridged history of Ukraine and its neighbours. She also shares her own experiences of Crimea, where she lived as a Peace Corps volunteer.

And, from Calcutta, Rahul Tandon on corruption, crime, and why Indians better start digging out those old bank notes.

(Photo: A woman wrapped with the Ukrainian flag walks in Independence square in Kiev, Credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

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