Ben Hodges

A line of men are shown wearing Ukrainian military fatigues and holding flag poles.

Military tension between Russia and Ukraine escalates

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine started more than seven years ago when Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. Now, the two countries are at war in eastern Ukraine. The so-called “frozen conflict” has heated up again. Fighting is escalating in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, and there have been reports of military buildup in Crimea and on the Russian side of the border. Host Carol Hills speaks with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commanding general of the US Army in Europe until 2017.

Military tension between Russia and Ukraine escalates
A man in a crowd wearing a white T-shirt holds up a sign saying 'Russia get out of Georgia."

NATO agreed Georgia would join. Why hasn’t it happened?

NATO agreed Georgia would join. Why hasn’t it happened?
Ukrainian servicemen patrol a village in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.

Deja vu in Ukraine: Russia is on the move (again)

Deja vu in Ukraine: Russia is on the move (again)