Tensions between Russia and Ukraine heightened this week after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused his neighbour of plotting “terrorist attacks” in annexed Crimea.

Ukraine denied the allegation and called it Russian “provocation”, while Putin warned that he would respond.

So, as Ukraine places its armed forces on combat alert and Russia threatens to ramp up its presence in Crimea, what should be the next step for the West?

In this week’s Headliner, we speak to Russian activist and Putin critic Garry Kasparov, who says the West needs to take a tougher stance on Russia and support Ukraine with weapons.

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Source: Al Jazeera