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Could Ukraine be the beginning of the end for Putin?

Russian leader faces much stronger Western response than after Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has helped unite the West.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- "Europe and America are united in our support of the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people. We're united in imposing a cost on Russia for its actions so far."

These remarks were delivered not by U.S. President Joe Biden on the current war in Ukraine, but by President Barack Obama about eight years ago.

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