Tag: Russia weakened by Ukraine

Putin’s ‘Pogroms’ And a Fragile Russian Victory in Ukraine

December 4, 2013

Vladimir Putin has had a very good year, and one of his crowning achievements is that he appears to have successfully bullied Ukraine’s President Viktor¬†Yanukovych into halting Ukraine’s march towards the European Union. Russia closed the border to Ukraine’s products, backing up traffic for miles (possibly costing Ukraine billions). Russia froze entire industries: banned¬†cheese; stopped […]