This Monday the once pro-Russian, now pro-Kiev, mayor of Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv is in serious condition after being shot in the back by an unidentified would-be assassin. On Sunday, the self-proclaimed mayor of Sloviansk displayed blindfolded men who he claims are Ukrainian special forces and staged a press conference with OSCE observers, who have been his captives since Friday. How will the West react in what's fast becoming a proxy standoff in a new Cold War?
International Affairs Editor
Philippe DE SUREMAIN
Former French Ambassador to Ukraine
President of the Observatory of the Black, Gulf and Mediterranean Seas (OBGMS)
Associate Professor of Economy at University Paris Est, Créteil
Political analyst currently working for the 'Voice of Russia' radio station