March 6, 2014

Does Putin Want a New Cold War?

Olga Oliker, Global Public Square

The Associated Press

Russian troops appear in control of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putinreportedly said “the possibility still exists” that Russian forces could be sent deeper into Ukraine to defend the rights of protesting ethnic Russians. Russia’s much-voiced belief in principles of sovereignty, it seems, have been trumped by its long-held view that ethnic Russians must be protected, wherever they may live.

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TAGGED: Cold War, Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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