Sunday broadcast preview: Russian invasion of Ukraine intensifies
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is set to dominate the talk show circuit this Sunday as the conflict escalates.
Russia launched a full-scale assault on the neighboring country last week and took control of its first Ukrainian city on Wednesday. Meanwhile, more than a million Ukrainians have fled the country as refugees and Western allies slapped Russia with numerous sanctions.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had pleaded for NATO countries to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, but the call has so far been rejected over fears it could spark a war on a large scale between Russia and the West.
Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony Blinken Live Coverage: Russian Attack on Nuclear Power Plant Draws Condemnationwho is set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’s “Face the Nation” and CNN’s “State of the Union,” traveled to Europe to meet with leaders in Poland, Belgium, Lithuania, Latvia and in Estonia until March 8 to discuss humanitarian aid to Ukrainians and the strengthening of security forces.
Blinken said on Saturday that “the whole world stands with Ukraine” in the face of the Russian onslaught.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova is set to appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday.”
Markarova pleaded for more aid and weapons for Ukraine, and called on US companies to sever ties with Russia, which many have done in recent days.
“It’s time to take sides and it’s time to take [the] On the Ukrainian side because we are defending our home,” the ambassador said on Sunday. “We were peaceful, we never planned any offenses, we didn’t attack anyone and we were attacked.”
The World Bank announced this week that it was ending its programs in Russia and Belarus and rolling out aid to Ukraine with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who is due to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” on Tuesday announced her support for Ukraine amid the invasion in a joint statement with the World Bank Group President. , David Malpass.
A number of Republican lawmakers, who seem increasingly belligerent against Russia, will also appear on the talk show circuit this Sunday, including the Florida GOP Sens. Rick Scott and Marco RubioMarco Antonio Rubio2024 Republicans keen to be seen as tough on Russia Fire breaks out at major nuclear power plant in Ukraine amid fighting Scott reiterates plan may change after McConnell reprimand MORE.
“I hope everyone takes this as a wake-up call that countries like Russia, countries like China, countries like Iran, Cuba and Venezuela are not our friends,” he said. said Scott in an interview with The Hill this week. “The only way to get change there is if they don’t have the resources to wreak havoc on the world.”
Scott will appear on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” while Rubio is slated to appear on ABC’s “This Week” and CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Below is the full list of guests slated to appear on this week’s Sunday talk shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas GreenfieldLinda Thomas-GreenfieldEnergy and Environment — Russian takeover sparks nuclear jitters Russian attack reignites nuclear anxieties Defense and national security overnight: Attack on Ukraine nuclear power plant rocks Washington MORE; Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla).
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyRepublican-backed Nikki HaleyMcCarthy wins disputed Texas House primary Nikki Haley points the gauntlet at China’s feet — and GOP 2024 CPAC field announces 2022 agenda, speakers MORE; Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council.
CBS’s “Face the Nation” -Blinken; representing Adam SchiffAdam Bennett Schiff Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Kimberly Guilfoyle, fiancée of Trump Jr. January 6 panel prepares to subpoena Guilfoyle after brief heated discussion session Schiff: Russian invasion set to be Nord Stream 2’s ‘final death’ MORE, (D-California).; Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova; Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva.
CNN’s “State of the Union” -Blinken; Rubio; Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; representing Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulGOP leaders blame Biden ‘weakness’ for Russian invasion of Ukraine Sunday preview shows: Russia invades Ukraine; Biden nominates Jackson to Supreme Court for Night Defense and National Security — Biden ‘convinced’ Russia will invade Ukraine MORE (R-Texas); Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
“Fox News Sunday” – Markarov; Senses. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOn the money – Push to block Russian imports hits the wall Key Democrat says negotiators are making ‘progress’ in border wall talks Ukrainian forces need more weapons, warns Ambassador to Senators MORE(D-Conn.), and Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstLIVE COVERAGE: Biden delivers State of the Union Biden, lawmakers wear blue and yellow in support of Ukraine Gibbons leads Ohio GOP Senate primary: MORE poll(R-Iowa).
Fox News “The Future of Sunday Mornings” — Petro Poroshenko, former President of Ukraine; Nikki Haley, former US Ambassador to the UN and former Governor of South Carolina; Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas); Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Texas); Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)