Sergey Markedonov, political analyst and professor at the Russian State University for the Humanities, talks to Russia Direct about the conflict in Ukraine and the choices the country faces while struggling between pro-Russian and pro-Western sentiment.

Video by Pavel Gazdyuk

Against the backdrop of a new round of the Normandy Four meetings on the resolution of the Ukrainian conflict and the potential meeting of leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Russia Direct asked Sergey Markedonov of the Russian State University for the Humanities to share his opinion on whether Ukraine could become a bridge between Russia and NATO by balancing the interests of both.

Read the full interview here.