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Is Putin Preparing an August Surprise?

This year, while we’re marvelling at the record-breaking feats of gymnasts, divers, cyclists and others in Rio, it’s troops in Ukraine who have been put on high alert in response to a military build-up on the Russian side of the border. Just consider how propitious the environment must look from Moscow: not only are we caught up in Olympic-mania, but in Washington, political leaders are focused on the forthcoming presidential election, and in Europe, the backwash from Brexit leaves little time for anything else.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/robin-lustig/vladimir-putin-ukraine-syria_b_11468356.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics