Why Putin Won’t Go to War over Ukraine?
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Russia in Global Affairs
National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
Research Professor;
Valdai Discussion Club
Research Director


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UnInterrupted With Jyoti Malhotra via ThePrint

In the episode of UnInterrupted With Jyoti Malhotra, Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief of Russia In Global Affairs magazine, Chairman of Russia’s Council for Foreign & Defence Policy and Research Director at the Valdai Club, explains why 100,000 soldiers Russian soldiers assembled on the borders of Ukraine doesn’t mean Russian president Vladimir Putin will go to war over Ukraine, but that his actions are motivated by NATO’s expansion eastwards.

Lukyanov speaks about peaceful coexistence in Europe and why Putin will never allow Russians to suffer the economic collapse and humiliation that they experienced with the disintegration of the Soviet Union. 



Why Putin Won’t Go to War over Ukraine?
UnInterrupted With Jyoti Malhotra via ThePrint
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