The West should not be fooled into thinking Poland and the Baltic states are safe from Russia. To discuss Vladimir Putin’s goals, nuclear weapons and more Steven Edginton is joined by the Russian-American historian Dr Yuri Felshtinsky. Watch the full interview above or listen on your podcast app by searching “Off Script”.
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Oh come on did Hitler hold a press conference on his aims? No he started by saying he needed German land from German people living in neighbouring lands. If your still believing Putin’s speeches then your a person compromised by dis information.
Surely, China is a much bigger threat to the World. Their numbers alone makes them a threat and they already have millions spread around the World as 'students' many of whom stay on in the Cpuntries to which they are deployed, and I say deployed because nobody travels unless sanctioned by the State and students are also sponsored by the State.
This kind of imperialistic NATO propaganda must stop…the greatest part of aggression is coming from the west and their industrial war complex and politics in the last 3 decades..not from Russia…!!! Selling a lie does not make it the truth ! Some among us should be more than being ashamed…but sociopaths just don’t!
The world does not want to start the world war and Ukraine continues to defend itself. Very hard to simply see a dictator doing what he he wants
Dr Yuri should write for the NYT or ADL.
Russia's invasion is the start of WW3 ? Really – how interesting.
The US invasion of Iraq & Afghanistan & its destruction of Syria & Libya were all 'warm up' acts.
US Neo-Cons WANT & NEED a WAR to sell as many weapons as possible. Likewise the Elites want at least 5 Billion to die – to 'save the planet'.
The US is not just trying to provoke a war with Russia – it wants to trigger a showdown with China & any other country that dares to get in the way of its world control.
A waste of time from a so called expert, pure propaganda
Who is this interviewer? He knows nothing, but he is making bold statements about Ukraine. Pure uprofessionalism,
It is a scary war, because it might lead up to WWIII. The Apocalypse.
It is not about Ukraine or Moldova or Lithuania or Estonia or even Finland rather it is about NATO. Russia is afraid of NATO. This guy should say it like it is! Russia considers herself as a great power therefore she wants other great powers like the West obviously to see it as such and not come near it. So it is sickening, but this what humans do. They always other people to recognize as such. It is sad that so many innocent Ukrainians are victims, dying, being divided based on linguistic lines. Their cities and country is being destroyed and erased. It is like a proxy war between Russia and the West. This is why I think there should be negotiations. The times we’re living in are not 1939 or even 1945. I don’t like when people make that comparison, because it doesn’t match. Russia and the West both possess a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons which are thousands times more powerful than all weaponry used in WWII combined. The West should be more careful not ignite a nuclear battle with madman Putin and his musketeers. A nuclear war is not a conventional one, it has way more consequences. If NATO gets involved, it will be a lot less than two weeks. The destruction will be much greater than anything we’ve experienced. There will be no winner either. So people who are pushing for NATO to get involved are nut cases! Peaceful means are the best methods to go about this situation. Let us prevent nuclear war and not start it.
By defeating Putin in Ukraine this will prevent another full scale war in Europe. If Russia wins in Ukraine then Russia will continue its conquest in Europe.
Papa Pu is 5 steps ahead of us.
WWI never ended
See how to end the war in Ukraine peacefully from an Ohio State University professor:
Can not hear it. Turn your volumes up
Meanwhile us corrupt government can support saudi Arabias war in Yemen, killing 360 000+. Sorry but this brainwashed historian is probably financed by the cia.
Let's put this in a coherent time-scale. NATO's extending itself up to the russian border was the 'start' of WWIII. As a causative action it predates 28/02/22.
Perpetual NATO expansion is the cause of WW3. This guy has it wrong. Neoliberals, SMH
Never heard anyone talk so much crap. And by the way Hitler came into power in 1933 not 1932 as this anti Russian chump says.
yuri felshtinsky is one of those who should appear on all the televisions and all media in our time.
I can’t stop listing to this over and over again
The problem is all of the so-called experts disagree with each other so this is just another voice to me!
I think he's telling the truth – he really believes what he says. However, I don't think it's correct. KGB was founded in 1954.
US started the war before 2014. Albright said Russia should be broken-up. Nuland funded 2014 riots/new regime for $5bn. Russian was banned & Donbas bombed for 8 years. NATO moved eastwards, posing an existential threat to Russia.
I would not listen to anyone over the age of 50 the babbles on about war strategies… he sounds to me like he's had too much vodka..
I didn’t believe this might escalate that far but I’m starting to believe it. Especially if he annex’s Kherson and then uses a nuke in some kind of fake homeland defense I could see it happening
I said the exact same thing when discussing ww3 the other day .
The war in Ukraine was not born out of a question of territories, because Zelensky could have extinguished the problem immediately by sitting down at the negotiating table, accepting the neutrality of Ukraine and giving up the small areas in the hands of the separatists to the maximum. If anything, it was born as a conflict to determine the spheres of influence between Russia and the West. Putin wants a multipolar world, NATO instead monopolar (with the excuse of "democracy"). If Russia conquers all of Donbas but Ukraine becomes a member of the EU and NATO, it would still be a defeat for Russia. I think Putin would prefer a Ukraine with borders before 2014 but under his total control, than broken in two but with the other side out of political control.
Russian-speaking =/= Russian, for God's sake… There are ethnic Russians in Ukraine and there are Russian-speaking ethnic Ukrainians.
Woau! I tried! I tried very hard to finish listening B. S. of “ expert “ non bias, non bias at all! Definitely my respect. So much B. S. and not even a single twitch on his face. I almost started to believe he really believes in the nonsense hi said!
Interesting he blames the poor behaviour of Russian troops (rape, murder etc) on their being controlled by the KGB "which hasn't happened before". I recall reading that the Soviet troops in WW2 a a reputation for savagery towards the civilians. It seems unlikely therefore that today's savagery in Ukraine is a result of KGB control.
Hmmm , got me thinking someone should right a book called “ blowing up my rubber dingy “ .
Oh the twists and turns of the most elitetist nation in the World. When is Russia going to respect the individual, and become the country it should be ?
It's not quite yet, doesn't help to scaremonger. Where are the amount of troops he needs to achieve such ambitious goals? The Russians don't have the strength or the stomach or even the nerve to start one.
Russia is foolish. The United States has a big stick and will use it against them.
Good interview. Only one thing I disagree with him about and that’s Russia’s motive. 👇🏻
sorry to say but what an arrogant journalist .He discusses russia with an Russian and thinks he knows it better, arrogance of the west world, instead we should listen more carefully!