After reports of an armed "skirmish" in Crimea, there are now steps being taken by both Ukraine and Russia which might enflame the crisis. Thus, as usual, this week's JBSFC is required listening.
So, as it stands today, the Minsk Accords look to be crumbling and the fragile peace of the past 18 months appears to be in jeopardy.
- Ukraine has put their forces on "high alert": https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/11/europe/ukraine-high-alert-russia-crimea/
- Russia has staged up to 40,000 troops on the Ukraine border: https://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-military-forces-staging...
Again, we've been posting these weekly discussions since February of 2014 simply because this is the most dangerous international conflict since The Cuban Missile Crisis. It is imperative that you stay on top of this situation and these Batchelor-Cohen podcasts are, hands-down, the single best way to stay objectively informed.