March 3, 2014

The Only Thing That Matters Now in Ukraine

Anatol Lieven, Zocalo Public Square

The Associated Press

We’re now witnessing the consequences of how grossly both Russia and the West have overplayed their hands in Ukraine. It is urgently necessary that both should find ways of withdrawing from some of the positions that they have taken. Otherwise, the result could very easily be civil war, Russian invasion, the partition of Ukraine, and a conflict that will haunt Europe for generations to come.

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