Monday, February 23, 2009
Struggle over Crimea
Take a look at the map and you’ll see at a glance that Crimea occupies a highly strategic position. As such, it’s no surprise that Russia is moving fast to bring the peninsula back into its orbit. Ukraine naturally wants to hang on to Crimea, and to that end floated a totally hopeless suggestion to have the US site a diplomatic mission there, an idea which went up like a lead balloon. Ukraine is bankrupt, beaten, and flailing in the dark.