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Preparing for War, Putin Fired Officers Who Warned Him of Its Dangers, Kyiv Analyst Says

11 Aug 2014 11:09 PM | Anonymous

 Oleg Soskin, a Ukrainian political analyst, says that Vladimir Putin’s dismissal of 18 senior officers and other officials shows that he is preparing for a major war and does not want to listen to anyone who points to the dangers of that strategy, perhaps concerned that he might not be able to rely on them in such a conflict. The Ukrainian analyst says that “Putin removed officers who did not support an invasion of Ukraine. The head of the Kremlin was not interested in listening to warnings about the negative consequences” of that, consequences those who saw them might have felt compelled to offer.   Window on Eurasia.  Read More

 

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