Ukrainian Parliamentarian: Ukraine 'A Test' For Europe And Russia

Jul 7, 2014

Olga Bielkova, a member of Ukraine’s parliament says, “what is happening between us and Russia right now is a threat to the whole of Europe; Russia is just testing grounds for what it could to do other countries.”

Bielkova told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that Ukraine is better prepared to take on pro-Russian separatists, and she thinks that the government will begin winning hearts in Eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian sentiment runs strong.


  • Olga Bielkova, member of the Ukrainian Parliament and UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance For Freedom) party.
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