Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
It actually has all to do with imperialism..but not just that of Russia.
Since the end of the Soviet era, [and before of course] Ukraine, unlike Belarus, Poland etc., remained by choice in the Russian sphere of influence. It stayed that way with NATO now and then probing to see if there was support to extend their influence right up to Russia's border and deny Putin the Black Sea port of Crimea.
During the height of Bush's popularity there were reports trickling in here that the US was pressing Kiev.
Then, at a G-8 summit around 2005, Putin warned Bush publicly that he would "tear her apart" should the US try meddling in the Ukraine. Bush backed off.
Then, somewhere in the Obama administration, they started instigating unrest over alleged corruption in the duly elected government, unrest that become violent with protesters making walls of ice to barricade themselves.
That fifth column work by the CIA has been documented in a recording of a telephone conversation and led to the ouster of the elected government.
As soon as Putin was finished in Sochi, where he failed his nation in winning hockey gold to Canada [DO NOT underestimate the importance of that] Putin virtually invaded the Crimea and took it back and is now in the process of pulling off the largest land grab in eastern Europe since 1939 Poland....with impunity.
There is some oil there, some food too...but Ukraine is a very poor region. Economics are hard to justify, 'because he can" is more likely the real reason form Putin.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
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