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Latest Updates on the Russo-Ukrainian War – The Washington Post

Analysis: Russia’s war in Ukraine finds echoes in the Balkans. Months after the launch of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Putin tried to justify his war by citing the Western Balkans, highlighting the legacy of NATO’s 1999 intervention in the former Yugoslavia, writes The Post’s Ishaan Tharoor in Today’s WorldView newsletter.

The actions of the Western alliance then, Putin suggested, were no different from what his forces seek to do now in trying to secure the independence of two pro-Kremlin separatist entities in the eastern region of Ukraine known under the name of Donbass. Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani sees a completely different parallel, writes Tharoor.

Hassan reported from London, Fahim from Istanbul and Nichols from Seoul.


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