February 28, 2014

War in Ukraine Would Be Worse than Georgia

Lohr & Schmemann, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Most Abkhazians and South Ossetians have been far from pleased with the result, and disaffected Crimean Russians should be careful what they wish for in the coming weeks. Declaring independence or seeking to join Russia could have seriously negative consequences for the peninsula. And while Russian leader Vladimir Putin reaped some temporary domestic polling popularity as a result of the operations in Georgia, he also lost a lot of credibility and respect on the global stage.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Crimea

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