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What does Russian withdrawal from Syria mean for Baltics and Lithuania?

Russia’s decision to withdraw the majority of its forces from Syria, announced on Monday by Vladimir Putin, has analysts questioning what the rationale behind the move was. Was this practice for Putin before another attack in Ukraine or the Baltic states, or was it an even more crushing defeat than what the Soviet Union experienced in Afghanistan? […]

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Putin backs down and… wins?

Russian forces are withdrawing from the Ukrainian border. Pro-Russian separatists are putting down their arms. There are reports about Russia re-opening some of its markets to Western production. All this has sparked discussions about Moscow backing down from confrontation with the West. […]