Professor Stephen Hutchings from The University of Manchester was interviewed via Skype on ‘The Globe’, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s global affairs programme, on the 14th December. The topic of discussion was the recent face-to-face talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine, which have yielded modest progress, with tentative agreements on prisoner exchanges and a total ceasefire, but no political breakthrough to the five-year old conflict in south-east Ukraine. The two failed to reach an agreement on the status of the Donbass during the recent Normandy summit in Paris. The news programme drew on Professor Hutchings’ expertise and asked him to comment on the ongoing situation. Watch the full interview here.