Terrell J. Starr: Putin needs to win Ukraine to help solidify his legacy

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Feb. 2, 2014, 1:24 p.m. | Op-ed — by Terrell J. Starr

Ukainian President Viktor Yanukovych (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrate Navy Day last summer in Crimea.

Terrell J. Starr

 Russians will be just fine regardless of who ends up being the President of Ukraine, but the loss of the country's political leadership to the European Union or a western-leaning foreign policy agenda would leave a huge hole in Vladimir Putin's legacy and here's why!

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