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AP Analysis: Putin cornered over Ukraine

04 Aug 2014 9:31 PM | Anonymous

 For Russian President Vladimir Putin, there are few options left in the Ukraine crisis and they all look bad. He is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to champion the mutiny and send in the Russian army. The Malaysian plane disaster this week triggered another round of U.S. and EU sanctions, which for the first time targeted entire sectors of the Russian economy, severely limiting Putin's room for maneuver. He may be eager to sever ties with the rebels, but he would need to find a way to do so that would allow him to save face undefined an exceedingly hard task amid growing Western pressure.   Yahoo News.  Read More


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