It's not the Ukrainian army that's keeping Putin out
With authorization from his parliament and 40,000 troops on the border, Russia is not giving up on pulling Ukraine back into its sphere of influence.
The shameful footage from the city of Slaviansk showing columns of Ukrainian armored personnel carriers blocked by pro-Russian protestors and forced to surrender their vehicles and weapons should not surprise anyone. The military forces sent to the east of the country by the government in Kiev suffer from all of Ukraine's characteristic problems since it gained independence in 1991: a lack of national...
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