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Petraeus: Putin has united his adversaries
Petraeus: Putin Has United His Adversaries | GZERO World

Petraeus: Putin has united his adversaries

For former CIA chief David Petraeus, the Russian leader has miscalculated — big time. The Russian president shook the tree, and what came out is NATO unity — exactly the opposite of what he was counting on.

"Putin has managed to unite NATO in a way that nothing else has since the end of the Cold War, other than his annexation of Crimea and invasion of the Donbas in 2014," he explains. "He has really given NATO a reason to live again."

What's more, Petraeus thinks Putin is now digesting the "porcupine" he's eaten, which won't go down easily.

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File photo of a Ukrainian national flag hoisted by soldiers fighting in the Donbas.


War in Ukraine

A large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun.

Early on Thursday, Russia's President Vladimir Putin announced that he had authorized a “special military operation.” He said his forces would focus on the Donbas, the part of eastern Ukraine that is home to the two pro-Russian separatist republics that the Kremlin recognized as independent on Monday.

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