Crimea: The Contradictions of Russia’s Line Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015
After denying Russian intervention in Crimea, President Putin ultimately recognized that it indeed happened and then used fallacious arguments to justify it.
In contradiction to what Russian propaganda purports — disseminated by different extreme-right parties in Western Europe —, the de facto annexation is illegal and comparisons with Kosovo are unfounded. A year after its fait accompli in Crimea, the Kremlin is pursuing its strategy of carving up Ukraine.
This article is published in French only – Crimée : les contradictions du discours russe
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015