Putin has the US right where he wants it

The Russian leader’s goal is bigger than Ukraine and closing Nato’s ‘open door’. Another Russian assault would challenge the United Nations system that has guaranteed member states’ sovereignty since World War II and set a precedent for other countries to do the same.

A poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin used as target practice on the front line with Russia-backed separatists in the Lugansk region of Ukraine. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - We knew this was coming.

"George, you have to understand that Ukraine is not even a country. Part of its territory is in Eastern Europe and the greater part was given to us."

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