‘The future of European security is being decided now, here in Ukraine.’ These were the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last Wednesday, before Russia launched an all-out assault on Ukraine, sending tanks and fighter jets deep into the country and forcing thousands of Ukrainians to flee their homes. Intelligence Squared brought together journalist and Russia expert Owen Matthews and Radek Sikorski, former foreign minister of Poland, for a discussion on the biggest crisis Europe has faced since the Second World War. In conversation with investigative reporter Manveen Rana, Matthews and Sikorksi will explain the background to the crisis and answer your questions: What does Putin want? Can sanctions play any role now in de-escalating the crisis or will they just hurt the countries that depend on Russian imports? And what are the implications of Russia’s attack for the Baltic states, for the rest of the region – and for the world?