FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 10 (2014)   

Putin's Humanitarian Convoy and the Road to Ukraine:
Russia may intend to change the course of the fighting

Published 15.8.2014

András Rácz
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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By using the humanitarian convoy as a pretext, Moscow may seek to establish an open, legitimate-looking ground presence in Eastern Ukraine, thus blocking the continuation of Kyiv's military operation there, and sustaining the rule of pro-Russian separatists.