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Putin’s Strange War in Ukraine Has No Endgame in Sight

The Russian president’s mendacious speech on Victory Day was consistent with previous delusional statements, but his army’s tactics in Ukraine are harder to decipher

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When Russia invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014, then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to change course and avoid escalation. She found him to be “detached from reality” and “living in a world of his own,” she reported back to then-U.S. President Barack Obama.

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