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Dilemma over Ukraine goes deeper

December 25, 2019 - 05:00
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When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Americans and our allies cheered at the crumbling of an enemy to democracy. Countries like Ukraine were suddenly free from Russia’s cruel grip. Ukraine was on its way to becoming a democracy and the newest member of the European Union. But Russia was having none of it. Russia’s President and notorious ex-KGB agent Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his desire to rebuild the Soviet Union. Ukraine has important seaports, natural gas fields and proximity to other countries he wants to seize for Russia. So Putin attacked Ukraine, first with bribes and disinformation campaigns that led ...

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