Published 24-06-2015, 10:42
Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen continues his weekly ABC radio discussions with John Batchelor about the new US-Russian Cold War and confrontation over Ukraine. Featured subjects include the ongoing struggle over the Minsk Accords for a negotiated settlement, with Secretary of State John Kerry’s progress with Russian President Vladimir Putin undermined by the Obama administration, even in the White House itself; and the US-backed Kiev government’s sudden decision to blockade the pro-Russian enclave of Transnistria, creating yet another potential source of enlarged war.
US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia in May 2015. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA-Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)