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- RUSI Newsbrief
- Volume: 39
- No: 6
- Beyond Passportisation in Eastern Ukraine: President Zelenskiy is Put to the Test
How newly-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy responds to Moscow’s provision of Russian passports to residents in occupied Donbas will not only set the tone for his administration’s foreign policy, but could seriously unsettle Putin’s project of consolidating a sphere of influence in the post-Soviet region.