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Europe’s New Status Quo: ‘Ukraine Is Fighting Our Battle’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE

May 24, 2014

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“Three things have changed internationally: The EU is being confronted with a fundamental threat for the first time, America once again values the transatlantic partnership, and Ukrainian identity has been strengthened. Anyone who thinks Putin is a strategic genius should take a look at what he’s achieved. If he had allowed things to continue as they had, America would gradually have drifted away from Europe, (former) President Viktor Yanukovych would have continued to ruin Ukraine and the Europeans would have kept doing what they were doing.”

[via @observadorpt]

Manuel J. Matos‘s insight:

It is easy to worry about local stuff, easy to overlook things that happen in a “planet” far, far away … And we do it to our own peril!

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