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Where Will Ukraine Go from Here?

THE NATIONAL INTEREST This is a lengthy article. Here are a couple of extracts: Today, Moscow has a primarily negative strategy with regards to Ukraine: make Ukraine unpalatable for EU/NATO membership; prevent a consolidation of the Ukrainian political system; and reroute Russia’s geo-economic connections. The goal is to recreate a failing state and throw responsibility for its financial upkeep onto

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THE SPECTATOR

Is Putin winning the war in Ukraine? Jack Clover The Ukraine Affair’ involving Donald Trump was front-page news across the world this month – but not in Ukraine itself. There were flutterings of embarrassment and face-palms on social media as the transcript of the Zelensky-Trump call emerged, but they very soon petered out. Believe it or not, on 1 October

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David Satter

From wiki: In his book, Darkness at Dawn, David Satter charged that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was responsible for the bombings of Russian apartment buildings in 1999 that claimed nearly 300 lives and provided the justification for a second Chechen War. He argued that this was part of a conspiracy to bring Putin to power as Boris Yeltsin

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The Borowitz Report : Putin saddened that Trump Asked Other Foreign Country to Meddle in Election. By Andy Borowitz September 25, 2019

MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he was “saddened and hurt” that Donald J. Trump had asked a different foreign country to meddle in a U.S. election. “I thought when it came to election meddling that Donald and I were exclusive,” an emotional Putler told reporters. “This feels like a betrayal.” Putin said that when

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Why Russia’s War Against Ukraine Matters to AmericaNolan Peterson / @nolanwpeterson / September 25, 2019 / 24 Comments

COMMENTARY BY: Nolan Peterson, a former special operations pilot and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is The Daily Signal’s foreign correspondent based in Ukraine. Message to UT.org readers: this is a long piece. But one of the most powerful and moving I have read. Historians in future might see this as a definitive piece. I hope so anyway.

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Polish president to UN: Breaking int’l law must have consequences

25.09.2019 08:56 Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has warned the international community against being passive and submissive towards aggressor states, in a speech at the United Nations that focused on peace, environmental protection and welfare. Duda addressed the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. He appealed for “the promotion of peace through law, care for

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