January 27, 2014

The Good Guys Have a Real Chance in Ukraine

Paul Gregory, Forbes

The Associated Press

Putin had counted on Russian bailout funds and low gas prices to deflate Yanukovich’s street opposition. That did not work, but worse for Putin, the Ukrainian crisis is coming to a boil as his Sochi moment approaches. He must be on his best behavior through the February Olympic games – not a good time for Putin to deploy his strong arm tricks on behalf of Yanukovich.

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