July 26, 2014

Francona: Putin's real end game in Ukraine

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Although this is not a Middle East perspective, some of the readers may find it of interest. I wrote this as part of my work at CNN as a military analyst.

Rick Francona: "Russian artillery is firing into eastern Ukraine...Why would the Russians do this? Simple -- this fits into their plan to support pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The end game? I believe it is the eventual absorption of that region into the Russian Federation."