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David Keene: Ukraine repeating a perilous history

Writing on developments in the Ukraine at The Washington Times, David Keene observes:

Russian President Vladimir Putin was about a hundred times more committed to preventing Ukraine from moving west as the EU was to promoting it. First, he tried to protect Russia’s historic interests with petrodollars. When that failed, he exploited the inbred Russian nationalism of Russian minorities within Crimea and eastern Ukraine to take to the streets in support of his own forces.

 

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