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Западная пресса об Украине

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На этот раз, The Guardian

В общем-то, там больше о Западе и о России.

Through the crisis the US has regularly charged Russia with behaving in a “19th-century way”. This has provoked a leading Russian commentator to suggest that the time has indeed come for the world to relearn the diplomatic arts of that period. He was right. We are no longer in a world where the west can simply enforce its view. Great power politics is back. No doubt we could have a knockdown, drag-out showdown with Vladimir Putin about Ukraine’s right to join Nato. But the result would be a split Ukraine, a lot of economic disruption, an even more aggrieved and destructive Russia, and a further enfeebled world order. The only winners would be the likes of China and Iran. As Henry Kissinger, the arch doer of deals with global pariahs, has noted, “We cannot abandon national security in pursuit of virtue”.

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