August 26, 2014

Putin Is Key to Avoiding a New Cold War

David Owen, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The presidential summit in Minsk offers hope of a deal over Ukraine. But the Russian leader will not accept humiliation.

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TAGGED: Cold War, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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