The latest in Ukraine

ABC News' contributor Colonel Steve Ganyard joins us to talk about the annexed regions in Ukraine, the Russian elections and the Nord Stream pipeline.
2:35 | 10/01/22

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IT WOULD HAVE SABOTAGED ITS OWN PIPELINE. >> LET'S BRING IN COLONEL STEVE GANIARD, FORMER DEFENSE AND STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU. LET'S GO BACK AND START WITH THE ANNEXED REGION. THEY CALL IT AN ILLEGAL LAND GRAB. HOW MIGHT RUSSIA RESPOND NOW IF UKRAINE MAKES A MOVE TO TAKE THE TERRITORIES BACK AND HOW VEAL THE NUCLEAR THREAT WE KEEP HEARING FROM PUTIN? >> AS TOM NOTED, THE RUSSIANS THIS MORNING LOST ANOTHER KEY STRATEGIC CITY IN THE NORTH TO THE UKRAINIANS. PROBABLY NOT MUCH GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT AWAY ON THE BATTLEFIELD. CONCERNING TALK OUT OF PUTIN YESTERDAY. ONE, HE SAID THESE AREAS ARE RUSSIA. I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO DEFEND THEM. THEY ARE AS RUSSIAN AS MOSCOW IS. THE OTHER THING HE DID WAS TO SAY THAT THE U.S. HAS ALREADY SET THE PRECEDENT OF USING NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN HIRE ROW SHIMA AND NAGASAKI AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II. VERY CONCERNING HE SEEMS TO BE LAYING THE GROUND WORK FOR THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. MAYBE A WEEK AGO WE WOULD HAVE SAID THERE'S A 10% CHANCE. I THINK WE'RE CLOSER TO 25% CHANCE. HE CONTINUES TO TALK HIMSELF INTO A CORNER AND IT'S HARD TO SEE A WAY OUT. >> CERTAINLY AN ALARMING ESCALATION THERE. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION. THEY ANNOUNCED ANOTHER ROUND OF SANCTIONS, PENALTIES, VISA RESTRICTIONS. IS THAT LIKELY TO DO ANYTHING TO DETER OR STOP VLADIMIR PUTIN? >> NO, IT'S NOT, WHIT. WE SAW YESTERDAY THE UKRAINIANS APPLIED FOR NATO MEMBERSHIP. THAT'S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. IT TAKES ALL 30 MEMBERS TO AGREE TO THAT. NATO DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE TO DEFEND UKRAINE. YOU THINK OF THEIR NATO ACCESSION, THEY'RE HUMILIATING THE RUSSIANS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. EVERYTHING MR. PUTIN DIDN'T WANT TO HAPPEN SEEMS TO BE HAPPENING. >> I DO WANT TO GO BACK TO THE PIPELINE. THERE'S A LOT OF FINGER POINTING BETWEEN NATO AND RUSSIA, THE BLAST, THE LEAK THERE. WHAT WOULD THERE BE TO GAIN FROM SABOTAGING THE PIPELINE? WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT? >> WELL, GIVEN RUSSIA'S BEHAVIOR AND HOW THEY'VE BROKEN WITH THE WEST, THERE'S NO CHANCE THE PIPELINE IS EVER GOING TO GET USED AGAIN. WHAT WAS MOST INTERESTING WAS ON THE SAME DAY THOSE EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED THE DANES WERE CELEBRATING A NEW PIPELINE UNDERNEATH THE BALTICS BRINGING GAS FROM NORWAY INTO EUROPE. THIS IS A NOT SO SUBTLE MESSAGE FROM THE RUSSIANS SAYING, IT'S A NICE PIPELINE THERE BUT DON'T COUNT ON IT BEING SAFE. MORE SABER-RATTLING, MORE

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