“The global South is not sanctioning Russia, not because they support Putin but because they’ve had enough of US government hypocrisy.”

Ukraine acknowledged on Friday that it was taking heavy losses in Russia’s assault in the east.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office said Russia was bombarding the front line in the eastern Donetsk region to prevent the Ukrainians from regrouping. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is threatening quote — “lightning-fast strikes” — on those who want to intervene in the war.

We begin our program with Greek economist and former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

To discuss the Ukraine conflict:

Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist for the independent Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta. Peter Zalmayev is director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative. Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow and foreign policy research director at the Brookings Institution.