Putin is presently concentrating on soft power. From the successful World Cup to international intervention of a green NGO.
Yet part of me is considering if he will not swing full force to hard power once the World Cup is over. Let’s see what happens in Donbass, Ukraine.
The EU might be regretting not fighting for the reinstatement of Viktor Yanukovich, while it could.
Putin siezes opportunities. He doesn’t waste them.