April 8, 2014

Putin Isn't Invading Ukraine -- He's Sabotaging It

Steve LeVine, Quartz

The Associated Press

With Crimea in hand, Russia appears to be using powerful tools—from natural gas price hikes to a threat of the further loss of territory—to secure influence in the rest of Ukraine in advance of May 25 presidential elections.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Ukraine


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