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Thomas Kent on Russia’s War of Public Opinion over Its Aggression in Ukraine
January 31, 2022

Thomas Kent (Adjunct Associate Professor of international and Public Affairs) writes that Putin for years has been trying to convince the world that it is justified in invading Ukraine (Columbia News, Jan. 28, 2022).

“Vladimir Putin remained obsessed with Ukraine, furious over what he viewed as the West’s hijacking of a Texas-sized territory that had almost always been under Moscow’s control. For the last seven years, the Kremlin has constantly rung alarm bells about an imminent military threat from Ukraine. Its foreign propaganda has never let the subject go.”