September 2, 2014

Putin's Goals for Ukraine

Nikolas Gvosdev, The National Interest

The Associated Press

We have a tendency to be puzzled by Russian actions and can attribute it to an inscrutable Kremlin mindset, when, in actuality, Moscow is aligning its strategic compass to a different set of goals.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Russia, Petro Poroshenko

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