ON-POINT: Ukraine war moving forward + two more countries apply for NATO
Updated: 2022-05-18 05:46:28 KST
It's time for ON-Point, where we speak to experts to delve deeper into some of the key issues in the spotlight right now. The Ukraine-Russia conflict is now nearing the three month mark, yet there seems to be no end in sight, with Russia continuing offensives in eastern Ukraine.
Still, assistance from the international community continues to flow in, while Ukraine does all it can to fight off the Russian forces. But, what's the end game? How does this all end for the two countries in conflict? To discuss this, we connect with Raphael Cohen, Director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program, Project Air Force at the RAND Corporation. Good morning.
First off, how do you assess the situation in Ukraine right now, after over two months of conflict?
Reports say the EU is looking into Ukraine joining the European bloc. How do you suppose Russia will respond if Ukraine does join the EU?
Finland and Sweden are looking to join NATO. We know why they're so set on joining, but how do you see Russia responding to their potential membership?
What's the end game here? This can't end well for Russian president Vladimir Putin. Not to mention the rumors circulating about his health. What's the best outcome for this war in Ukraine?
Thank you for your insights this morning. Looking forward to speaking to you again in the future.