If Putin succeeds in Ukraine he will invade a NATO country next, warns Khodorkovsky
16 February 2023 | 4:25 pm
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who served 10 years in prison on tax and fraud charges that many believe were politically motivated, spoke to FRANCE 24 from London, where he now lives in exile.
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