We Cannot Simply Accept Russia’s Annexation of Crimea. Letting Russia’s President Vladimir Putin have his way would bring disastrous consequences

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Series Details No.3, April 2014
Publication Date April 2014
ISSN 1864-3477
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In Crimea in 2014, Russia has started off by creating a fait accompli. The West’s response to President Putin has not only been critical; he has also found an astonishing number of apologists. Two former German chancellors have expressed their understanding for his behavior. Such sympathetic rhetoric is anything but appropriate, however, as Jana Puglierin warns here. The Crimea dispute will bring disastrous consequences for international relations in its wake.

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ESO: Background information: Putin defies West with Crimea visit / EU foreign ministers to raise pressure on Russia over Ukraine http://www.europeansources.info/record/putin-defies-west-with-crimea-visit-eu-foreign-ministers-to-raise-pressure-on-russia-over-ukraine/

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