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A Ukrainian victory would liberate Eastern Europe

By Brian Whitmore

10 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

With an outright Russian defeat now looking far more possible, an expert in FP argues that a Ukrainian victory would mean a paradigm shift in Europe on par with the end of the Cold War.

As Russia’s full-scale reinvasion of Ukraine approached the half-year mark, Volodymyr Zelensky had victory on his mind.

“We can and should think only about how to win,” the Ukrainian president said in his Aug. 18 address to the nation.

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