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The Globe's Mark MacKinnon
The Globe's Mark MacKinnon
(David Blumenfeld/)

Seventeen things I meant to tell John Baird about Ukraine

Dear Foreign Minister John Baird,

We met briefly two weeks ago in Riga, while you were visiting the capital of Latvia to show your support for Canada’s NATO ally.

While we were riding the elevator, you asked me what I thought was going to happen next in Ukraine. I believe I told you I thought it was going to “get worse before it gets better.” Then the elevator stopped and the doors opened.