Amid Fears Over Ukraine’s Nuclear Plant, Putin Appears Poised to Steal 20% of the Country’s Electricity
We begin with the growing alarm over whether Putin will create a “false flag” incident at Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant in Europe which would be blamed on the Ukrainians when it looks like his real intention is to steal 20% of Ukraine’s electricity and divert it to Crimea. Joining us is Jeffrey Lewis, a professor of international studies at the Middlebury Institute. He is a regular columnist for Foreign Policy, and has published articles in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is the founder of ArmsControlWonk.com, the leading blog and podcast on disarmament, arms control and nuclear nonproliferation and we discuss whether interventions by the presidents of France and Turkey along with the heads of the UN and the IAEA will sway Putin who is using energy supplies as a weapon and is now poised to leave Ukrainians out in the cold in the winter ahead.
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