The AP quotes Transatlantic Relations Program Nonresident Senior Fellow Adrian Karatnycky on the fighting in Debaltseve and why the fight in Ukraine demonstrates a change in Russian values:

In New York, Adrian Karatnycky, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, who recently returned from Ukraine, said the value of Debaltseve is in connecting the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, which “would allow the rebels to have a fully functioning rail and transport system.”

Speaking to CBC News, he said the events in Ukraine are less a fight between East and West than a change in Russian values and whether it respects established borders of sovereign states.

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