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Vladimir Putin’s playground

Posted: January 24, 2014 at 4:27 a.m.

To many Ukrainians, the calculations of President Viktor Yanukovych might seem baffling. Having triggered a mass protest movement by turning his back on an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the president looked like he might outlast the protesters after accepting a massive bailout from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Editorial, Pages 16 on 01/24/2014

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