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Russia without Ukraine is a country;
Russia with Ukraine is an empire.

During the Great War, Germany grabbed Ukraine
and Lenin took it back
During the Great Pariotic War, Germany grabbed Ukraine
and Stalin took it back
During the Winter Olympiad, Germany grabbed Ukraine
and Putin let it slip away

Ukraine Crisis - 24 February 2014

2014 CrisisMoscow scrambled to formulate a clear diplomatic position on the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was notable for his pro-Russian positions, following days of deadly clashes between police and anti-government protestors in Kiev that left nearly 100 dead. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said 24 February 2014 that “substantial doubts” existed over the legitimacy of the new acting government in Ukraine. Medvedev attacked the swift recognition of the new authorities in Kiev by a number of Western governments, describing the regime as the unconstitutional outcome of an armed uprising. “Strictly speaking, there is nobody to speak with over there. The legitimacy of a whole range of organs of power working there raises substantial doubts,” Medvedev said. “Some of our foreign partners think otherwise. I don’t know what constitution they have read, but it is something of an aberration of consciousness when you describe as legitimate something that is the result of an armed uprising.”

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