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Russian rhetoric about Ukraine echoes language used in the second world war by the Soviets seeking to stem independence movements. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin insisted on Ukraine getting a separate vote to the USSR at the United Nations, even though it wasn’t an independent state. Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Ukraine: reporter’s notes from WWII shows how Russia used claims of fascism to stem independence

Putin’s rhetoric over Ukraine has roots in the end of the second world war, attitudes explained by Paul Winterton, a British journalist at the time.

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