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Response to JPZenger (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 21, 2014, 12:01 PM

33. Putin is getting punished for being impolite.

Crimea will stay with Russia and as soon as it no longer looks like Russia might annex Eastern Ukraine, the sanctions will be lifted.

Russia could have gotten Crimea in a peaceful, deceitful, diplomatic way, but that's not how Putin rolls: He's a man of power and force, longing for the good old days when Russia was the center of an empire. Maybe he just lacks the imagination how to pull the annexiation of Crimea off in a more "elegant" fashion: "Yanukovych is gone! A new beginning! Let's start with a clean slate! Ukraine reborn! Btw, Crimea wants to be reborn in a pre-WWII-way."

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