"By supplying weapons to the rebel militias, with their strange mix of intelligence agents, local thugs and trigger-happy Russian volunteers, Putin made himself a hostage to their brutish blundering," says UCLA political scientist Dan Treisman in a CNN editorial.
July 21, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin in Samara Region of Russia. Photo: courtesy of the Presidential Press and Information Office of the Russian Federation.
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014