Russian Intervention Ignites a New Cold War with the West

By Sudhanshu Tripathi

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A rally in support of the accession of Crimea to Russia (Kremlin.ru)

The Ukraine crisis is viewed in Moscow as a continuation of the Western plan to encircle Russian military and torpedo its reintegration efforts in the former Soviet Union. The new leaders in Kiev installed with the West’s support are the same people who staged the “orange revolution” in Ukraine in 2004 and set it on the way towards the membership in NATO. Ukraine’s induction into NATO would be a strategic catastrophe for Russia because NATO would come within 425 km of Moscow, cut off Russia from the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, and squeeze it out of the Caucasia. The West pushed President Putin too far in Ukraine and that signals the onset of a new Cold War between the US-led West and Russia.    Read More…

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