He said this in an interview with Tetiana Popova, a TV presenter of the Dom television channel.
"I think the point we've reached after two decades of Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin is really Western policymakers have to understand – what Kyiv already knows - that Putin is not interested in mutually beneficial solutions. He's not interested in dialogue. He has a kind of absolute KGB mindset which is adversarial and zero-sum," Harding said.
In his opinion, the main problem that needs to be solved in terms of international relations is to develop a policy of containing Russia, "a kind of Cold War doctrine."
"When you recognize you can't change Russia or Moscow, you may have to contain it," Harding said.
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