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Putin’s new Ukraine essay reveals imperial ambitions

«Putin's article shows that Russia will use history again and again in order to justify its political and military actions. Modern Russia remains an empire in essence. Before annexing new territories, the Kremlin seeks to annex history and assimilate its neighbors by denying their existence as separate national identities,» Volodymyr Yermolenko, Director of Analytics at Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld's editor in chief, commented on what Putin’s article may mean for Russia’s future policy towards Ukraine.

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