On the John Batchelor Show, Russian studies professor and Nation contributor Stephen Cohen criticizes the American media’s coverage of ongoing protests in Ukraine. Expanding on a letter he wrote to The New York Times, published on this site, Cohen disputes the narrative that Vladimir Putin bullied President Viktor Yanukovych into rejecting a EU-deal. Hear why EU-integration might not be such a great idea for Ukraine in the first place and how the American press has failed to report “the true story” of what’s really going on in Kiev.
—Steven Hsieh