April 9, 2014

Reality Check Time: Putin Is Losing in Crimea

Michael Cohen, Yahoo News

The Associated Press

Rather than push the U.S. and EU away from his western border, Putin’s actions have practically invited them in by strengthening the bonds between Kiev and the West. It is yet another reminder that Putin’s decision to seize Crimea, rather than serve as a triumphant moment, is far more likely to end up a disaster.

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TAGGED: Crimea, Ukraine, European Union, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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