Was NATO wrong about Putin and Ukraine? – Channel 4 News


Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia’s first military mobilization since World War II. He also warned that he would use “all means [he has]” to defend Russian territory, raising concerns around the world and saying it was not a hoax.

With the United Nations General Assembly convening this week, NATO leaders attacked Putin’s announcement. But relations between NATO and Russia were not always so cold.

In this episode we talk to Lord Robertson, the alliance’s 10th Secretary General, who has met with Putin 9 times and says that Putin even discussed joining NATO at one point in their talks.

We ask if Putin has changed or if he and the West completely miscalculated what the Russian leader was up to.

Sources: AP Archive, CNBC
Produced by: Freya Pickford and Nina Hodgson

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