Putin Outfoxes Ukraine's Protesters

In one masterstroke, Putin has managed to undermine Ukraine's protesters and expand his geopolitical influence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to provide Ukraine with more than $15 billion in aid is much more than a show of support for embattled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It is a political masterstroke that undermines the Ukrainian opposition and gives Russia more control over its neighbor than ever before.

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