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Ukraine and the Middle East connection

Putin’s confident stance on the world stage has been immeasurably strengthened by recent events in the Middle East, especially the apparent disinclination of the Obama administration to sustain the US’s dominant position, acquired since the collapse of the USSR.

Pro-Russian supporters in Ukraine attend a rally in the Crimea.
Photo by: REUTERS
“Under current international law, force is permitted only in self-defense or by the decision of the Security Council.  Anything else is unacceptable under the United Nations Charter and would constitute an act of aggression.”

–    Vladimir Putin, Russian President, September 2013, arguing against a US military strike on President Bashar Assad’s government in Syria.



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