What is at stake in Crimea?

Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Gérard Roland, 10 March 2014

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By ordering the covert invasion of Crimea, Russian President Putin created an extremely tense situation not only in Ukraine but also in the rest of Europe. The official motivation for his actions, i.e. to defend Russians living in Ukraine, is a sham. There is no evidence of the new (or any previous) government in Ukraine persecuting Russians or Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions
Tags: Crimea, Putin, Ukraine

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