Russian military escalation against Ukraine worries Europe
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his view from Europe:
What's going on with Russia and Ukraine?
Well, the Russians are mobilizing quite substantial military forces and transporting them, deploying them along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea. At the same time, they are stepping up the propaganda warfare against Ukraine and undertaking also information warfare measures. What is this going to lead to? Are they prepared for some sort of direct military action of limited or larger nature? We simply don't know. But it's clearly a situation that is worrying and that we need to watch very carefully indeed.
What's the COVID-19 situation in Europe?
Most countries have more or less locked down during Easter in order to prevent further spread. And what result that will have we'll see in two weeks or whatever, something like that. But so far, we've had a situation where the infection is still spreading in most European countries. Vaccine rollout is going on, sort of 17, 18, 19 percent of the population are vaccinated, but more is obviously needed.