April 15, 2014

What Does Putin Want in Ukraine?

David Blair, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Subversion from within -- not attack from without -- has emerged as the Russian president’s favoured technique for controlling events in Ukraine.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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