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Three Cheers for Ukraine

And two for “the west”

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World opinion seems to have turned, pretty conclusively, against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A combination of Ukraine’s army’s success in defending its sovereignty, the Russian army’s flight from regions previously occupied, and Vladimir Putin’s reluctance to attempt to mobilize his populace for outright war, have led China’s Xi Jinping and India’s Narendra Modi to publicly express reservations about his attempt to annex his neighbor. Thus Moscow bureau chief Robyn Dixon, yesterday, in The Washington Post: Putin and Xi each harbor resentments over past humiliations by the West. They dream of cutting the United States down to size, then taking what