Video Duration 24 minutes 35 seconds
NATO and Russia end talks in Brussels, with relations reportedly at a critically low level.
A high-interest meeting between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Ukraine ended without a breakthrough.
Politicians and military men on both sides said there were still significant differences after what they described as frank and open discussions.
More talks are underway, but the failure to reach an understanding means the risk of armed conflict in Europe is greater.
Both NATO and the US have rejected the Kremlin’s demands for security – including a guarantee that the military alliance will not accept Ukraine and other former Soviet nations as members.
So, does diplomacy still have a chance?
Presenter: Peter Dobbie
Theresa Fallon – Director of Center for Russia Europe Asian Studies
Pavel Felgenhauer – Defense and Military Analyst
Glenn Diesen – Professor of International Relations at the University of Southeast Norway