April 14, 2014

Putin's Ready for War, Are We?

Lilia Shevtsova, The American Interest

The Associated Press

When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia


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