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Elise Giuliano Discusses “Referendums” in Ukraine on CBS News
September 26, 2022

“This is an annexation, it’s not actually a vote,” Elise Giuliano (senior lecturer in political science; director of the MARS-REERS program and the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations) told CBS News about the recent “referendums” to join Russia that took place in Russian-controlled parts of Ukraine. She explained that the “referendums” are an attempt by Putin to pressure the West and to create a pretext for Russia to justify the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons. Watch the segment.