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Khodorkovsky heads to Donetsk to host a two-day meeting of Russian and Ukrainian intellectuals

Ben Goldhirsh

rather than freak out from afar, having the guts to drive dialog is phenomenal.

“Donetsk,” he concluded, “is far from being as pro-Russian as it could be.” In the same vein, he said after hosting a two-day meeting of Russian and Ukrainian intellectuals before traveling to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, and now here, Russians must reject Mr. Putin’s propaganda that “fascists” have taken power in Ukraine, while Ukrainians must concede the blunders that fed that myth.

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