March 31, 2014

Putin's Brazen Ukraine Demand

Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes

The Associated Press

Russia’s immediate target is Ukraine’s May 25 presidential election. If it proceeds smoothly and its results are as expected, Putin would loose his one rationale for armed and covert intervention: His claim that Ukraine’s illegitimate government, brought to power by an  extremist-neo-Nazis Putsch, orchestrated by the United States, leaves him no choice but to intervene on behalf of Ukraine’s beleaguered ethnic Russians.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, John Kerry, Russia, Sergei Lavrov, Vladimir Putin

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