The Russian military offensive in Ukraine has largely stalled in the past week, especially around Kyiv. This week Moscow showed signs that it may launch major bombardments of civilian areas, a brutal tactic that gave it victory in Chechnya and Syria. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to mobilize Russian society and crack down on dissent, introducing new draconian polices against civil society and anti-war demonstrations. Putin has also sought to pressure NATO countries sending aid to Ukraine and has threatened military action against a no-fly zone. Meanwhile, there is confusion in the West on the supply of warplanes to Ukraine and how to thwart Moscow’s ongoing offensive against Ukraine.

Can Washington and its allies come together quickly enough to help thwart Putin’s most brutal tactics against Ukraine? What new approaches can the Biden administration take to strengthen its stance against Russian aggression?

Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, moderates a conversation with Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, former minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Eurasia Center, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Ben Hodges, Pershing Chair for Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis, and Minister Natalie Jaresko, distinguished fellow at the Eurasia Center, to discuss how to thwart Putin’s next steps in Ukraine.

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