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Ukraine: Coercive diplomacy surges

Posted by seumasach on January 17, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

17th January, 2015

The reported capture of the Donetsk city airport by separatists in eastern Ukraine could prove a ‘game changer’ in the conflict in that country. The airport as such is not strategically important but its loss testifies to the separatist side having the upper hand militarily and that cannot but sap the morale of the Ukrainian forces and erode the credibility of the pro-western government in Kiev.

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