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PUTIN’S DILEMMA

PARIS – Many critics argue that the sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine are ineffective, because they are too limited in scale and scope. Moreover, sanctions are seen as allowing President Vladimir Putin to blame the West for Russia’s internal problems. Indeed, some of Putin’s supporters within Russia welcome the sanctions as…

The Truth about Ukraine War

It all began as an internal crisis in November last year, when Ukrainian president rejected an integration deal with European Union. Since then, Russia annexed Crimea and pro-Russian rebelled in eastern part of Ukraine. It helped to bring the relationship between Russia and West to its crucial point since the Cold War. Russia’s provocations in…