August 11, 2014

Putin Has Stumbled in Ukraine

Fyodor Lukyanov, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

Putin's departure from his usual realistic approach thrust Russia into a serious international crisis. The civil war in eastern Ukraine brought Moscow back from the global level to the local. Russia is now bogged down in an internecine conflict in a neighboring country with unclear goals and questionable methods. Most importantly, the end result of the internal conflict will not impact global politics on a large scale or the current global balance of power.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Russia

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