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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Putin’s Brazen Demand In Return For Him NOT Invading Ukraine
immediate target is Ukraine’s
May 25 presidential election. If it proceeds smoothly and its results are as
expected, Putin would loose his one rationale for armed and covert intervention:
His claim that Ukraine’s
illegitimate government, brought to power by an
extremist-neo-Nazis Putsch, orchestrated by the United States, leaves him no choice but to
intervene on behalf of Ukraine’s
beleaguered ethnic Russians.