April 4, 2014

Why Echo Putin's Propaganda?

Stephen Hayes, The Weekly Standard

The Associated Press

A new Gallup poll of Ukrainians undermines the main rationale for Russia’s aggression towards its neighbor and calls into question the U.S. approach to diplomacy with the Russians, which treats some of the Russian claims as legitimate. The findings of the national survey also cast further doubt on the results of the recent referendum on Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Russia


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