“If It’s A Revolution…”

The real nature of Vladimir Putin’s attitude towards the new government in Ukraine became clear during his news conference today. Essentially what he appears to be saying is that since the Ukrainian authorities came to power as the result of a revolution, they have no legitimacy – and therefore Russia can do as it likes with what it perceives as a non-state. It can overrun Ukraine’s borders and violate its “non-existent” sovereignty with impunity.

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