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How annexing Crimea allowed Putin to claim he had made Russia great again

23 Mar

Much of the current tension between Russia and the west is a consequence of Vladimir Putin’s decision to send troops into Ukraine, three years ago this week. In truth, however, that deployment was a reaction to Putin’s own fears of growing western influence in eastern Europe.

Source: How annexing Crimea allowed Putin to claim he had made Russia great again | Sophie Pinkham | Opinion | The Guardian

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Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Europe

 

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