Ukraine and the Art of Limited War

@article{Freedman2014UkraineAT,
  title={Ukraine and the Art of Limited War},
  author={Lawrence D. Freedman},
  journal={Survival},
  year={2014},
  volume={56},
  pages={38 - 7}
}
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