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A Russian tank crew member runs in front of his T-72B tank after their arrival in Crimea in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 31, 2014.
A Russian tank crew member runs in front of his T-72B tank after their arrival in Crimea in the settlement of Gvardeiskoye near the Crimean city of Simferopol March 31, 2014.
(YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS)

Mark MacKinnon

Is Putin about to wage war?

Everywhere I’ve travelled in recent weeks – London, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow – the question is the same: Will there be a war in Ukraine?

The answer probably depends on your definition of “war.” If I’m asked whether I expect a full-blown Russian invasion of Ukraine, the answer I give is no. Not yet, anyway.