April 8, 2014

Putin's War of Nerves in Ukraine

David Blair, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Will Vladimir Putin take the next step and invade eastern Ukraine? He certainly has the forces available: anything between 30,000 and 50,000 Russian troops are massed near Ukraine’s border, depending on whose figures you believe. Only a token number were withdrawn after Putin offered assurances of a de-escalation last month.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Russia, Donetsk

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