Ukrainian troops on exercise in the east of the country (Reuters)

I joined PTV World’s The Debate on Monday for a 25-minute discussion of international affairs, beginning with Russia’s threat to invade Ukraine and continuing with the political turmoil around UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Host Sana Maqbool and analysts Farrukh Pitafi and Raja Faisal ask the questions.

Vladimir Putin has a weak hand to play — Russia is weak economically. He relies on creating uncertainty and confusion. So if we continue a month, two months, three months from now to ask, “Will he, won’t he invade?”, he still accomplishes something as we ponder, “Oh my gosh, what will he do?”

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