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  •  I do not find that argument convincing. (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, fran1

    Nor do I think Russia intends to "invade" Eastern Ukraine, in the sense of wanting to subsume it. Russia intends to prevent Eastern Ukraine from being controlled by Kiev,  and to assure it some degree of autonomy.

    •  I think that's pretty naive (3+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc, Timaeus, AoT

      but we'll see how it plays out. Russia will drive the Ukrainian militias back and create a land link with Crimea, as described by the diarist. THey will then push for a fully formed secession movement. The open question is how far inland into Ukraine the Russian counterattack will ago. Russia does not care about the interests of people in Eastern Ukraine any more than we care about the people in Kiev. They are political tools.

    •  Could be both...prolly is imho. (1+ / 0-)
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      Russian extremists act of their own accord with the desire of GIVING Russia a pretext etc

      "See? I'm not a racist! I have a black friend!"

      by TheHalfrican on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 04:05:41 AM PDT

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