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Putin 'not a gambler,' but Ukraine stakes high

February 3, 2022

The Russian president is a "calculated player" and "very much aware about all dangers," says Fyodor Lukyanov, a Russian foreign policy expert based in Moscow. For what is the Kremlin risking so much, and why now?

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