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Russia’s recent increased military presence in and around the annexed peninsula of Crimea has raised concerned in the West and in the United Sates;
“A lot of people in Washington have started to understand the way that Putin works;”
Thoburn thinks that this could be more about Putin wanting to change the Normandy format or trying to get some changes out of the Minsk Agreement;
“If Putin got his way, he would much prefer to have Russian-American negations about Ukraine,” adds Thoburn, without any European countries present.
Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk and Andriy Kulykov spoke to Hannah Thoburn, Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute via Skype during live broadcast of the Sunday Show on August 14th, 2016.