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Gatestone Institute gatestoneinstitute.org 08 May, 2022 08:15 am

Perils of Putin's Victory Parade

Perils of Putin's Victory Parade
Rather than signaling the end of hostilities, Putin may announce a widening of the perimeters of a war he no longer controls. The invasion [of Ukraine] has led to an unexpected strengthening of creaking political and military bonds among Western powers

The invasion [of Ukraine] has led to an unexpected strengthening of creaking political and military bonds among Western powers and whetted their appetite for regime change in Moscow, something that many, perhaps even most, would have shied away from before Putin began raining his missiles on Kiev.The invasion of Ukraine has led to an unexpected strengthening of creaking political and military bonds among Western powers and whetted their appetite for regime change in Moscow, something that many, perhaps even most, would have shied away from before Putin began raining his missiles on Kiev.The invasion has led to an unexpected strengthening of creaking political and military bonds among Western powers and whetted their appetite for regime change in Moscow, something that many, perhaps even most, would have shied away from before Putin began raining his missiles on Kiev.The problem is that, though regime change in Moscow seems to be the ultimate aim of Western leaders, none has spelled out a credible strategy to achieve it.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the Ukrainian parliament last week signaled a worrying confusion in Western policymaking circles which seem unable to treat the need to end the war and the necessity of regime change in Moscow as two separate, though obviously interlinked, issues.This does not mean abandoning regime change as a strategic goal.

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