Vladimir Putin has said – and in this case, he may even be telling the truth – that he wants the Donbas to remain part of Ukraine, thus giving Moscow leverage on Kyiv. But Russian nationalists want more. And, under pressure from them, Andrey Strelets says, Mr. Putin is pursuing what may be called “the…...
Fearful of a Russian nationalist backlash, Putin pursues ‘creeping annexation’ of Donbas
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor5 Mins Read