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Russia’s Military Build-Up Around Ukraine Continues

April 9, 2021

Episode Notes:

The most recent crisis between Russia and Ukraine has entered its second week. Russia has more troops deployed to the Ukrainian border since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and official statements from Moscow have not clarified Russia’s intentions. Is this a continued show of force or a prelude to war?

Michael Kofman — a senior research scientist at CNA and a senior fellow at CNAS — joins the Warcast to discuss the ongoing crisis.


[ 00:47 ] What’s your current assessment of the Russian buildup on the border with Ukraine?

[ 02:31 ] How has the Ukrainian military responded to Russia’s moves?

[ 05:25 ] In your view, how has the Biden administration responded to the crisis?

[ 08:02 ] What are some of the things you’ll be watching over the next few days along Russian-Ukrainian border?

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