Putin’s already paying dearly for Ukraine – and looks willing to sacrifice much more | The Great Debate


Putin’s fundamental misunderstanding of how the post-imperial, post-World War Two international system works has already created serious economic consequences in Russia.

Russia’s ultimate bill for its Ukrainian adventure should not only be measured in money lost but also in terms of opportunities missed.

Russia’s suspension from the G8 occurred on the eve of its presidency — just as Putin planned to lead the fight against tax evasion and offshore banking. Problems he battles against in Moscow.

via Putin’s already paying dearly for Ukraine – and looks willing to sacrifice much more | The Great Debate.

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