Putin's new cold war: Freeze Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin thinks he's found a cold war that he can win. PHOTO: AFP
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While some Russian soldiers in Ukraine are voting with their feet against President Vladimir Putin's shameful war, their hasty retreat doesn't mean he is surrendering. Last week, in fact, he opened a whole new front - on energy.

Mr Putin thinks he's found a cold war that he can win. He's going to try to literally freeze the European Union this winter by choking off supplies of Russian gas and oil to pressure the European Union into abandoning Ukraine.

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