The Briefing: Savchenko On The Brink

April 18, 2016
A banner with a portrait of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is reflected in a restaurant window in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko reportedly slips into critical condition. And Ukraine prepares to sentence two Russian soldiers to long prison terms.

Is a long-awaited prisoner exchange finally on the horizon?

On this week’s Power Vertical Briefing, I discuss the issue with Pavel Butorin, managing editor of RFE/RL’s Russian-language television programĀ Current Time.

Also on The Briefing, Pavel and I discuss new proposals from Investigative Committee head Aleksandr Bastrykin on combating extremism and what he calls the West’s “hybrid war” against Russia.


The Brief