Left un-mentioned in this news story are some important but inconvenient facts concerning the current ‘Ukrainian Crisis’, that is due to western political meddling: Victoria Nuland, Amb. Pyatt and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in concert with the EU spent billions to bring down a duly elected but manifestly corrupt government. The political alliance that brought down the duly elected regime included Right Sector and Svoboda, both notorious neo-fascist organizations. Puntin was supposed to accept this dismal state of affairs: ABM’s on the Russian border and IMF Austerity operating in Ukraine. So much for the plans of the Nuland led and financed coup which has devolved into a low level murderous war. Don’t poke the Russian Bear with a stick, in his own backyard!
One need only look to American history and the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, that the US has taken it’s self-proclaimed hegemony over the whole of the Western Hemisphere as a given, of the notion/practice of spheres of influence. It has been a defense of territorial mischief and murder since it’s inception. To reduce it to cartoonish elementalism, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander or a variation on quid pro quo.
Mr. Hollande isn’t the first EU leader to try to fix the mendacious and dishonest, not to speak of blundering and incompetent, political machinations of ideologically fixated incompetents like Ms. Nuland and her allies: Ms. Rice and R2P zealot Samantha Power and their allies in the ‘press’ like Timothy Snyder, Anne Applebaum or fake French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy!