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Ukraine conflict: A battle between good and evil

Who is to blame for the war in Ukraine? The Straits Times' US Bureau Chief Nirmal Ghosh looks at the narrative from Washington.

The war in Ukraine is by far the most extensively documented by the media of our time, across multiple platforms. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Here in my gentrified north-west Washington DC bubble, I can count at least six houses displaying Ukrainian flags within four blocks each way.

The dogs of war are loose, and there is anxiety in the air. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, President Joe Biden has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a "war criminal" and a "butcher", seemingly called for regime change and, most recently, accused him of "genocide".

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