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Will he invade Ukraine or not: What Putin might be thinking now

It would likely be a limited incursion. The political cost of capturing Ukraine's capital would be too high, and as a result, Putin would likely stop short of Kiev

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Liam Collins | The Conversation
Given that Russia has amassed 100,000 troops along its nearly 1,200-mile border with Ukraine, a look at two recent invasions by Russia against neighboring territories offers insight to what a possible new invasion would entail if diplomacy is unable to ease the growing tensions.

Invasion of Georgia

In 2008, Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Georgia, a country in the Caucasus region located on the Black Sea, during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. Approximately 40,000 soldiers and 1,200 armored vehicles entered into Georgia’s semi-autonomous region of South Ossetia before stopping

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 10:20 AM IST

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