Concerns increase over Russian military activity near Ukraine
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe:
What are the Russians up to with Ukraine?
Well, we don't know. But what we do know is that they are concentrating quite substantial military forces, moving towards the borders with Ukraine at the same time as they are de facto stopping the diplomatic dialogue with them. Very strong message coming from Washington and from the European capitals that they should abstain from early military operation. But you never know. It is a fairly sort of worrying situation.
Why are there anti-vaccination protests in several European countries?
Well, I wish I knew. But there are odd people who are against vaccinations for one reason or the other. Sometimes these people are against state and authority for sort of more general reason, but sometimes there are genuine worries, I guess. And this is also utilized primarily by far-right groups, creating violence in some of the countries. I hope it will not affect vaccination rates because they have to go up.