November 11, 2019

Sven Sakkov to WSJ: There Could Be an Element of Domestic Politics in the New Base on Gogland

There could be an element of domestic politics in the new base on Gogland, as Russia seeks to show it is a great power, commented Sven Sakkov, director of the International Center for Defence and Security to The Wall Street Journal.

“In a big autocratic system like Russia, you never know how things are. I can also imagine that actually Putin was about to visit Gogland, so the militarily was scrambled to impress him,” Sakkov commented.

Read the full article published on 11 November in the Wall Street Journal.

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