Ukraine-Russia tensions: Can diplomacy avert conflict? – BBC Newsnight

Diplomacy gets one more chance as eastern Europe braces itself for conflict. Newsnight reports from Kyiv. Please subscribe HERE

The German leader, Olaf Scholz, will fly to Moscow to meet President Putin today.

It comes as Russia says it’s pulling back some of its troops from near Ukraine after a build-up prompted fears of an invasion.

Whether the Russian move will be enough to calm Western fears is not yet known. The US had warned a Russian invasion could happen at any time.

So what’s the scope for successful negotiation at this eleventh hour?

Should Ukraine concede in the interest of peace?

Newsnight’s Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban reports from Kyiv.

This was produced by Maria Polachowska and filmed by Jack Garland.

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