Though Rod M, as he pointedly reminded me yesterday, is still my official tutor on Russia-Ukraine relations; I am still allowed to do some background reading of my own.
- Article by Vladimir Putin ”On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians“ July 12, 2021 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/66181
- "The Long Telegram" George F. Kennan 22/2/1947. https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/coldwar/documents/episode-1/kennan.htm
Accessing the Putin article is a bit hit and miss this morning. I do hope that neither our masters nor "white-hat" hackers are disrupting it as that rather defeats the free speech ideals we are supposed to be upholding.