US and EU share most of the responsibility for the Ukraine crisis.

Nie wieder Krieg! Putin verstehen. Lügen erkennen.

Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault – Foreign Affairs

20.08.2014   

John J. Mearsheimer

According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe. In this view, the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 merely provided a pretext for Putin’s decision to order Russian forces to seize part of Ukraine. But this account is wrong: 

the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis.

_72517132_72517131The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West…

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