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The Soviet Past in Putin’s War on Ukraine

Posted on AllSides June 26th, 2022
From The Right
Chingis Kondarov/Reuters

The battlefield that is Ukraine is in the midst of another war. Yet, against expectations and with the current war in Ukraine starting its fifth month, no outcome is apparent. What is clear is how little things have changed.

The potential fate of Ukraine, if Vladimir Putin prevails, can be seen in its past, especially the modern history of the region and how it fared under generations of repressive Soviet rule. As Putin is the dregs of the USSR, so the war in Ukraine is the bitter legacy of Soviet communism.

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