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Ukraine / Crisis / US-Russia Relations / A Discussion #1061624

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The end of a tense standoff at a base in Crimea, Ukraine, the March 16 referendum in Crimea on joining Russia and President Obama's call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Crimea: Anna Coren) What happened when Russian troops tried to storm a Crimea military base when Ukrainian troops refused to surrender, the targeting of Western journalists in Crimea, including an attack on a journalist, discussed; scenes shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What DIA head Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said on NPR about US intelligence on Ukraine introduced. [Voice of FLYNN - says for 7-10 days we provided reporting on Russian troops before the invasion of Crimea.] Live discussion held with former CIA agent Bob Baer, "New Republic" editor Julia Joffe† and "World Policy Journal" David Andelman† about Ukraine. [BAER - says Secretary of State John Kerry did not know about the invasion: there may have been miscommunication about intelligence.] [In studio, ANDELMAN - says Putin has already gotten Crimea, which is vital to Russia; notes there is talk about Ukraine joining NATO or the EU.] [JOFFE - says Putin grew up with Ukraine being part of the USSR; explains a generational split within Ukraine with the younger seeing themselves as Ukrainians.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Coren, Anna

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