Is Eastern Ukraine in for a Bloodbath?

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Pro-Russian militants driven out of one Eastern Ukrainian city have bombed three bridges leading into another, where they plan a counter-offensive. They’re demanding help against the Ukrainian Army from Russia’s President Putin. The world is asking, why hasn’t he answered? Whatever he does, a city of one million people may be in for protracted urban warfare. We’ll hear what’s at stake for Putin, Ukraine’s new president and assorted interests on both sides. Can the West help avert a humanitarian crisis?

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Banner Image: A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk July 7, 2014. Ukraine's richest man pleaded with the government on Monday not to bomb Donetsk, a city of a million people where hundreds of heavily armed pro-Russian rebels have vowed to make a stand after losing control of their bastion in the town of Slaviansk. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

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Warren Olney