This week, I spoke with documentary film-maker Regis Tremblay about my trip in April to Moscow and Crimea. Regis is from the United States, but he now lives in Crimea. During my journey across Crimea, Regis and his partner Tatyana, who is a professional translator, acted as my guides and assisted me with translation.
In the interview, Regis and I discussed a broad array of topics, including the legality of Russia’s invasion, current prospects for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine war, my reasons for travelling to Russia, the attitudes of the Crimeans toward the Ukrainian people and their government, and the practical impossibility of Ukraine retaking Crimea by force.
You can watch and listen to our discussion here: