April 1, 2014

Don't Fall for Putin's Lie

Ian Birrell, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Too many in the west fall for the lie that Russia has a historic right to dictate events in neighbouring nations such as Ukraine.

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

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