Stephen Cohen, emeritus professor at Princeton University and NYU, appeared on the Pacifica Evening News for a discussion of the evolving situation in Ukraine. As protests spread from Kiev to other cities across the country, some of them turning violent, pressure for a Western response has escalated. Cohen believes that any action taken by the US and EU would be motivated by economic interest, not support for democratic dissent. “In this whole march towards the East, Ukraine is the prize. It’s the most European, it’s the largest, it’s in resource terms the richest…and the West wants to take that from Russia.”
Allegra Kirkland

Editorial note: Cohen’s remarks begin at 21:40