LIGNET: Ukraine — When Putin Pauses, West Should Worry

Image: LIGNET: Ukraine — When Putin Pauses, West Should Worry Russian President Vladimir Putin and World War II veterans watch an honor guard parade during his visit to the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014. Ukraine authorities complained that Putin's visit to Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow in March, was a "flagrant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 09 May 2014 04:13 PM

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Russia appeared to soften its position on Ukraine this week, announcing it was pulling troops back from the border as President Vladimir Putin told pro-Russian separatists that they should delay Sunday’s planned referendum on sovereignty.

The change in tack, however, appears to be nothing more than a strategic pause, a "peredishka" (literally, "breathing space") that does not indicate a change of heart at the Kremlin.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.


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