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Putin faces war of attrition with West

Por • 20 mar, 2014 • Category: Internacionales

Putin now has the most domestic support, which gives him more room for maneuver. Moscow has taught the West and its followers a lesson, prompting the West to reconsider Ukraine’s role in Europe. Putin should leave some space for the West to retreat in an elegant manner, as this will maximize Russian interests.The West realizes that it has lost the battle for Crimea. The US and the EU should hold a serious discussion with the Kremlin regarding Ukraine’s strategic position. What has happened in Crimea may be a victory for Moscow or the beginning of an endless confrontation between Russia and the West. Keeping this spat at a low intensity fits the long-term interests of Russia. Putin and his followers must have acknowledged that.