Enough with macho talk - Ukraine better off without Crimea
March 10, 2014 16:24
A proper US policy concerning Russia and Ukraine should comprise the toning down of the hostile rhetoric and the macho talk, accept the latest facts on the ground, and only pretend to be upset.
A Ukrainian soldier stands on a military vehicle at a checkpoint at the road near a Crimea region border March 9, 2014. .
Let me start by stating that I am quite critical of the position of US President Barack Obama and his western allies concerning the Crimean crisis. I do believe that separating Crimea from Ukraine will actually serve the Ukrainian people better than having it remain as part of their democratic country.
Sounds wide of the mark? Not really. Let me convince you.
July 9, 2015
By A. MARK CLARFIELD