Observers were looking for any softening in Putin’s stance since low oil prices and sanctions began taking a toll on the Russian economy, but the strident tone of his state-of-the-nation address suggests he may be preparing to double down on his policies.
On May 27, FRONTLINE reveals firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country.
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