Putin likely to keep pressure on Ukraine

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March 8, 2012, 9:20 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Returning Russian President Vladimir Putin will increase pressure on Ukraine to join Moscow’s economic and political integration project, but could be distracted by domestic problems such as protests against his rule, analysts said.
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Mykhayl March 9, 2012, 9:40 p.m.    

If Vladimir III steps on Yanukovych's toes too hard

maybe he become stubborn as in the Yullia issue?

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Gene Nelson March 10, 2012, 8:46 p.m.    

Eventually, because of the corruption and incompetence of this illegal regime, Yanu will have to back down much as Lukashenko in Belarus did. Lukashenko had no where to turn and was stubbornly refusing to make adjustments acceptable to the West and as a result, Russia pretty much owns Belarus.

The same will happen to Yanu and Ukraine unless something can happen so Ukraine gets a more democratic president.

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Jaroslaw Sawka March 14, 2012, 6:24 a.m.

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