Financial Times quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on Putin’s position in Syria and Ukraine:

“[Putin] is stuck in a no-win situation in Donbass,” says Adrian Karatnycky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council think-tank. “Syria is a way of taking attention from Ukraine, and a new big project to put forward to the Russian people, showing him as a powerful leader, and Russia as powerful.”

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