July 7, 2014

Fear, Not Ambition, Drives Moscow in Ukraine

Mary Dejevsky, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The west has misread Russia's motivations in Ukraine, and in doing so risks provoking Putin.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

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