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26/02/2015

The Ukraine Strategy Paper: Some unanswered questions

Filed under: riflessioni — Paolo Porsia @ 11:50 PM

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This Wednesday Novaya Gazeta, traditionally the most critical newspaper in Russia, published a major leak: an unsigned “Strategy paper”, assumed to be dated between February 5th-11th 2014. The document, as we now know, includes some rather blunt and unashamed in their realpolitik proposals to the Russian government to solve a bunch of its problems (gas prices, balance of power in CEE, arms industry refurbishment, and Slavo-graphic replenishment, to name just a few). Some predictions that underpinned the proposals turned out correct (Yanukovich will not last a month, Crimea will vote itself out, Russia will suffer economically for a long time), others turned out quite off the mark (Kharkiv will rise up against Kiev first, the EU will accept the disintegration as long as we give it a legitimate-sounding name, and many more).

What is in the document is indeed interesting, and the global media paid due…

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