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Ukraine: how Putin used a long proxy conflict to justify invasion

Vladimir Rauta, University of Reading and Giuseppe Spatafora, University of Oxford In the early hours of February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine, beginning with a barrage of airstrikes in the country’s eastern regions. Other major cities came under siege within a matter of hours, including Kyiv. Russian president Vladimir Putin threatened catastrophic consequences if any foreign actor interfered in this “special …

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