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If we want to save Ukraine, we need to call Vladimir Putin’s bluff
18 April 2014
Eastern Ukraine is full of masked gunmen, occupying government buildings and calling for Russian “protection”. The central government in Kiev is unable to organise an adequate response. And the Western powers barely seem capable of understanding what is going on, let alone responding to it. So far, so familiar. But this is not – yet – a replay of events in Crimea. To understand why, it helps to understand precisely what it is that Russia hopes to gain, writes Dr Andrew Wilson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) in The Telegraph.