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"For Putin, the Great Prize Has Always Been Ukraine: The Russian president takes pride in having restored his country’s power and prominence after the Cold War, but he won’t consider his legacy complete until Kyiv again becomes Moscow’s satellite" - SCW Newswatch: WSJ

A Wall Street Journal op-ed examines Russian President Vladimir Putin's possible ambitions regarding Ukraine:

"For the second time [in 2021], Western intelligence ... [has] detected threatening Russian military moves along [Russia's] border with Ukraine[,] [a]ccording to the Ukrainian government, ... more than 115,000 troops, many in close proximity to the Donbas [conflict] .... [Western] [o]fficials ... worry that Russia’s actions may be a prelude to invasion. [T]he Kremlin [also] slow[ed] additional natural gas deliveries to Europe when prices spiked ... and ... Moscow tested an antisatellite weapon ... Then there is the [Belarus] migrant crisis ... where ... Lukashenko, tried to funnel Middle Easterners and others to ... Poland['s] [border] as a payback for EU sanctions .... [Putin] appears to be testing Western resolve .... [Like the U.S.S.R., Putin has long-term] aims to establish a ring of satellite countries around Russia ... and exert control over their domestic affairs and foreign policies ...."

 

Click here for "For Putin, the Great Prize Has Always Been Ukraine: The Russian president takes pride in having restored his country’s power and prominence after the Cold War, but he won’t consider his legacy complete until Kyiv again becomes Moscow’s satellite" - Wall Street Journal/ Eugene Rumer, Andrew S. Weiss 11.19.21

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