March 2, 2014

Will Crimea Be Putin's Waterloo?

Mary Mycio, Slate

The Associated Press

The Crimea’s dependence on Ukraine for nearly all of it electricity makes it equally vulnerable to nonviolent retaliation. One suggestion making the rounds of the Ukrainian Internet is that the mainland, with warning, shut off the power for 15 minutes. It may not normalize the situation, but it could give Moscow pause. Of course, Russia could retaliate by cutting off Ukrainian gas supplies, but that would mean cutting off much of Europe as well. Besides, Ukrainians proved this winter that they aren’t afraid of the cold, and spring is coming.

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TAGGED: Tatarstan, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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