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Russia Calls for "Concrete Response" on Security Guarantees

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As Russia-NATO talks commence in Brussels, Council President Ivo Daalder analyzes President Vladimir Putin's position on Ukraine with CNN’s Bianna Golodryga.
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"Even if [Putin] takes military action against Ukraine, he may be able to take part and occupy part of Ukraine as he did in 2014 when he invaded and annexed Crimea. As a result, the Ukrainians will become more anti-Russian, more likely to be wanting to have ties to the West, and NATO will spend more time providing reassurance and military capabilities and equipment in Eastern Europe in order to make sure the countries can be defended. 

“The reality is, what he's threatening is likely to bring about the very thing he’s hoping would go away,” Council President Ivo Daalder tells CNN’s Bianna Golodryga.