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Is a proxy war being waged in Ukraine?

An increasingly heated struggle between the United States and Russia may be taking the crisis to new heights.

Last updated: 07 Feb 2014 18:08
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In Ukraine, pro-democracy campaigners are battling an authoritarian government - at least that is the way much of the media paints it.

But does that picture bear any resemblance to reality?

As Russia slams foreign politicians for interfering in Ukrainian affairs and protestors are accused of being right-wing extremists, we ask is the media narrative too simplistic?

What's really going on in Ukraine? 

Presenter: Adrian Finigan

Guests: Valentin Yakushik , a member of the Public Humanities Council

Viacheslav Matuzov, a former Russian diplomat

Michael Binyon, a foreign affairs specialist at The Times.


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