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Putin changes tack on Ukraine

27 Jun 2014 8:35 AM | Anonymous

The upper house of the Russian parliament has withdrawn its permission to send troops into Ukraine. Analysts see several reasons why Vladimir Putin may have taken this step. Only one senator voted against it. On Wednesday (25.06.2014), Russia's Federation Council, the upper house of the country's parliament, almost unanimously withdrew its permission to use Russian forces in Ukraine, an allowance originally granted at Vladimir Putin's request on March 1. The resolution comes much too late, according to Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Moscow Center."Putin should have done this much sooner, straight after the annexation of Crimea," says the analyst. Within two to three weeks of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, she says, it was clear that further annexations of regions in the south and east of Ukraine would be impossible.   Deutche Welle.   Read More


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