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Ukraine war: The world needs a united West to contain Russian aggression

The Russian president's intentions have been crystal clear since his rambling speech on February 21 in which he talked of Russia's "empire"

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A protestor holds up a sign during a demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Paris, France, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Photo: AP/PTI

Stefan Wolff | The Conversation
With the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has overstepped an important line. The west sat by and did little when Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 and annexed Crimea in 2014. But the full-scale invasion of Ukraine that is currently underway is impossible to ignore. Putin’s actions and his justifications cast serious doubt over the possibility of any kind of credible diplomacy with Russia at this stage of the conflict.
The Russian president’s intentions have been crystal clear since his rambling speech on February 21 in which he talked of Russia’s “empire”, after which

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 11:15 AM IST

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