Maria Lipman
Lipman was the editor in chief of the Pro et Contra journal, published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. She was also the expert of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Society and Regions Program.
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Carnegie Moscow Center’s Maria Lipman spoke on Channel 4 about the situation in Ukraine. She said that it is very unstable and dangerous. The same situation is also seen at Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, where armed people seized some government buildings. In the meantime, the government of Crimea has announced that they will call a referendum for a broader autonomy for the peninsula from Ukraine.

Moreover, Lipman added, Russia complicates the situation through the support of the delayed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and non-recognition of the new authorities in Kyiv.

This interview was originally broadcast on Channel 4.