Scott sits down with Antiwar.com news editor Dave DeCamp to discuss the Russian air strikes that hit targets across Ukraine earlier today. The two give some context to the strikes by examining the series of events that may have led to this escalation — including the Ukrainian bombing of a vital Crimean bridge and the assignment of a new Russian general to run the air campaign in Ukraine. Both agree that this attack represents a new phase in the war and reflect on how earlier negotiations would have resulted in fewer losses for Ukraine in territory, resources and lives.
Discussed on the show:
- “Biden calls the ‘prospect of Armageddon’ the highest since the Cuban missile crisis” (New York Times)
- “The CIA Thought Putin Would Quickly Conquer Ukraine. Why Did They Get It So Wrong?” (The Intercept)
- Zelensky’s “I am not some loser” moment
- “Zelensky Calls for NATO to Launch Preemptive Strike on Russia” (Antiwar.com)