Russia’s ‘Peacekeeping’ Play in Ukraine

Russia doesn't seek peace.

It should be a familiar routine by now: Vladimir Putin offers an apparent diplomatic breakthrough in eastern Ukraine. Western negotiators get overexcited; the peace-shuttling commences; an agreement is signed. But the Russian strongman only uses the process to consolidate his gains on the ground, without making good on his commitments. Then he pounces for more territory when conditions are advantageous.

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Russia’s ‘Peacekeeping’ Play in Ukraine

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