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Moscow's Mixed Messages: What Does Putin Really Want? (part 2)

In the end, hopes of a Ukraine de-escalation lasted less than 24 hours. Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected the Russian president's surprise call for a postponement of this coming Sunday's Crimea-style referendum on autonomy. But why this olive branch from Putin to the West? Was it the visiting Swiss president's persuasive manner, the spectre of more Western sanctions, or does it all fit into a broader Kremlin plan?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Anna GARMASH

Member of Euro-Maidan Collective

Guillaume LAGANE

Professor of International Relations, Sciences Po

Dmitry LINNIK

London Bureau Chief, The Voice of Russia

Douglas HERBERT

France 24 International Affairs Editor

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 2)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-04 children

Soft on smacking? France slammed for not banning corporal punishment (part 1)

Are we too soft on smacking? The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe has taken France to task for not banning corporal punishment, when 22 of the Council's 47 member states have...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 1)

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has angered the White House – coming just two weeks before a general election in Israel. And the partisanship goes beyond...

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2015-03-02 Assassinations

The murder of Boris Nemtsov: Who killed charismatic opposition figure? (part 2)

Who killed Boris Nemtsov? Tens of thousands turned out on Sunday in Moscow and elsewhere to pay tribute to the onetime heir to Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s. Nemtsov may have since...

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