A Russian Housewife Caught in Putin's War

After the arrest of a 36-year-old former seamstress, there's no longer much sense in attempting to prove Russia's participation in the Ukraine conflict.

Enemy of the state.

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Is Russia fighting a war against Ukraine? To hear President Vladimir Putin and his ministers, it's not -- it merely sympathizes with the separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Yet the case of a Russian housewife with a two-month-old baby, accused of treason and jailed for making a call to the Ukrainian embassy, proves that Russia sees the neighboring country as an enemy and that it has troops there.

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