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Putin plays long game with West over Ukraine: former U.S. diplomat

Moscow prepared to see conflict through to bitter end, former envoy to Russia says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has never accepted the dissolution of the Soviet Union, says former U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- As Russia's invasion of Ukraine approaches the one-year mark, a former U.S. ambassador to Moscow warns the world that President Vladimir Putin is prepared to see the war through for the long haul, with the fighting possibly lasting for years. 

John Sullivan served in Russia for nearly three years, under President Donald Trump and his successor Joe Biden, until September.

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