A stunning, if tactical, Ukrainian success around Kharkiv and an apparent Russian defeat have sent shock waves throughout the post-Soviet zone.
Kazakhstan has asserted itself against its Russian minority. The Azeris and Armenians are at each others’ throats again; and so are the Kyrgyz and Tajik.
This is not only a function of so-called “ancient hatreds” but, rather, of a general perception of Moscow’s weakness.
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