Former Ambassador: Putin May Be Just Getting Started

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul expects tougher sanctions to be imposed on Russia and anticipates Putin will respond "tit for tat" by increasing tensions.
Vladimir Putin has history on his side. Photographer: Alexei Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Michael McFaul, who recently stepped down as U.S. ambassador to Russia, says President Vladimir Putin is riding "an ugly nationalistic fervor that's off the charts," and is likely to escalate tensions with the U.S. and Europe over Ukraine.

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