irenegro (irenegro) wrote,

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So why are the EU and the Americans pushing the Russians so hard on this one? Putin isn't a nice man but he's arguably as nice a ruler as Russia is going to throw up at this stage of her woeful history. Peaceful coexistence is entirely possible- and mutually profitable. The only reason I can think is nostalgia for the Cold War. Defying the Russians allowed several generations of Western leaders to sound off heroically to their electorates- and today's leaders would dearly love to do the same. The Cold War is their comfort zone and they're only too happy to snuggle back into it.
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