March 3, 2014

Putin's Crimea Crime

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

The Russian seizure of control of the Crimean Peninsula, a clear violation of the very international law Putin likes to invoke, has turned Ukraine into a European tinderbox. Sarajevo and the Sudetenland: Europe’s ghosts hover. Putin argues he is protecting Russian-speakers from the usurpers of Kiev, a pro-European government seen in Moscow as the undercover agents of a predatory West whose talk of liberty is mere camouflage for the advance of its interests.

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TAGGED: Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

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