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Putin’s Miscalculation: Ukraine Could Become His Afghanistan

Despite Russia’s overwhelming military superiority, Vladimir Putin’s efforts to end 30 years of Ukrainian independence will not be as easy as he seems to think

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear – in his televised address on Monday night, in a lengthy essay he published last July and in his policies over the past two decades – that he does not regard Ukraine as a legitimate independent nation. On Thursday morning, with the wide-scale attack the Russian army launched on Ukraine, he has finally shown any lingering skeptics that he plans to end Ukraine’s 30 years of independence.

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