Meanwhile, Putin Continues Land-Grab in Ukraine

Those pesky Russians!  While the US is busy making bargains with terrorist regimes like Iran, Vladimir Putin and Russia continue to make small, incremental land seizures in the Ukraine, according to this story in the Washington Free Beacon.  From the Free Beacon article:

Ukraine’s military reported 127 attacks on Monday by the pro-Russian rebels, including an assault by 400 separatists and tanks about 30 miles north of Mariupol, a strategic government-held port in southeastern Ukraine. Four vehicles belonging to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe were also torched last weekend in Donetsk, one of two main separatist enclaves in eastern Ukraine.

Putin’s slow, sneaky moves are working well for him.  From WFB:

Luke Coffey, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom who studies European security issues, said in an interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin is pursuing a “very incremental, deliberate, slow” strategy in Ukraine. By taking small pieces of territory over a months-long conflict, he can blunt a concerted response from an international community that has devoted attention to other immediate issues, such as the Iran nuclear deal.

“Putin will do what he knows he can get away with,” Coffey said. “Right now he can get away with a lot.”

The article at the Free Beacon is interesting reading, especially if you are tired of looking at Donald Trump wearing a baseball cap.  I’m just sayin’.  Pay attention, folks:  you will see this material again.

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