Putin’s goal in Ukraine is a swift win and a pro-Moscow buffer state: analysts

Feb 25, 2022 | INVESTING

Russia is looking for a swift victory to create a buffer state and a pro-Moscow government in Ukraine rather than occupy the country long term, diplomatic observers said.Russian missiles and shelling began raining down on Ukrainian cities on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin unleashed a full-scale ground and air assault on Ukraine. On Friday, the first Russian units entered the capital Kyiv.Moscow’s defence ministry said its forces “successfully completed” their objectives for the first…

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