On this Back Story Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton who has met Russian leader Putin a number of times, says he needs to go. Bolton says the U.S. should not be shy in pushing for regime change in Russia, because at stake is peace and stability in Europe.
And, Belarus and its mad dictator Alexander Lukashenko, appears ready to succumb to Russian pressure and wade deeper into the war with Ukraine. The risks from Belarus include a direct attack on Kyiv, and Lukashenko is ordering his army to take up joint "defence with Russia". We speak to former Belarus Foreign Minister and political prisoner, Andrei Sannikov.