What does Russia want with Ukraine? Tensions between Putin and NATO explained
- Ukraine is the focus of global attention as Russia builds up troops on its border and NATO allies respond
Ukraine has become the focus of geopolitical attention in recent weeks as a Russian troop buildup along its eastern border and a list of demands from the Kremlin have prompted threats of sanctions by the West and military deployment by NATO allies. Most recently, the U.S. has formally responded to the Kremlin’s security demands, as attempts to defuse the crisis diplomatically continue.