December 27, 2013

The Putin-Yanukovych Anti-West Pact

Lilia Shevtsova, The American Interest

The Associated Press

Victor Yanukovych has presented his nation as a gift to Vladimir Putin, but the Ukrainian people have gathered in Kiev’s Independence Square to resist this move. Violence is still possible, and more is at stake than just the political future of one country.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, Vladimir Putin


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