The main focus of the discussion was on the length of time Mariupol could sustain the Russain onslaught. Putting the Ukrainian view of the siege was Professor Olexiy Haran, a Professor Comparative Politics at Kyiv Mohyla University. Putting the Russian view was Professor Sergei Markov, a Professor of Political Science at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a former member of the Russian parliament, the State Duma. Dr Paul Maddrell provided an impartial view. Based in Istanbul, TRT World is a publicly-owned Turkish international news channel.
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