12 de abr de 2013

Artigo interessante: “Russia hungers for Ukraine”

Pelo que noto, o pessoal que observa a situação geopolítica da Ucrânia está reclamando desde o início do governo do Obama, quando prepararam e assinaram o tal do New START, que a Rússia está cada vez mais livre para atuar em sua vizinhança sem grandes preocupações.

Nisso, gostei deste artigo que vi hoje na InfoUkes politics hoje que resume bem a situação: Russia hungers for Ukraine. Citando o mesmo artigo observado na postagem inicial:
Predictably, the Obama administration’s response to Moscow’s strategic initiative has been one of passivity. With President Obama’s recent cancellation of ballistic-missile defenses for NATO Europe, could this be another indication of the “flexibility” he promised to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the fall of 2012? Instead of focusing on Moscow’s efforts to reabsorb Ukraine in fact, if not in name, the U.S. State Department has given priority to pressuring Kiev on issues relating to democracy, human rights and the rule of law areas in which problems exist, but where Ukraine still stands head and shoulders over Mr. Putin’s Russia. Top among these is the demand that Kiev release former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for negotiating the disadvantageous gas deal with the Russians in the first place.

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