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A woman walks past a ‘No War’ sign stuck on a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 29. (AP Photo)

What would give Vladimir Putin a face-saving way to exit Ukraine?

What would allow Vladimir Putin to save face in Ukraine in terms of negotiating a ceasefire? Ukraine would likely have to cede its NATO aspirations as well as territory in the east.
Donetsk residents celebrate recognition of independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by Russia on Feb. 21, 2022. Alexander RyuAlexander Ryumin\TASS via Getty Images

A historian corrects misunderstandings about Ukrainian and Russian history

History has many uses, and not all of them are noble. That’s very much the case as the public gets a crash course from politicians about Ukrainian history.
Residents of Donetsk have been evacuated in recent days. Arkady Budnitsky / EPA-EFE

‘The hope is finished’: life in the Ukrainian separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk

Vladimir Putin has sent troops into the eastern Ukraine regions known as the Donbas. Here’s what life has been like for people living in the separatist territories.

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