kuzimama (kuzimama) wrote,

There are many good arguments to be made against the Russians in Ukraine, which I have laid out in the past. However, the idea that the Russians are doing something unprecedented in trying to redraw Ukraine's borders is difficult to support. Europe's borders have been in flux for some time. That is indeed a matter of concern; historically, unsettled borders in Europe are precursors to war, as we have seen in Yugoslavia, the Caucasus and now Ukraine. But it is difficult to argue that this particular action by Russia is in itself a dramatically unprecedented event in Europe. The principle of national self-determination depends on a clear understanding of a nation and the unchallenged agreement on its boundaries. The Europeans themselves have in multiple ways established the precedent that borders are not unchallengeable
original at DW
Tags: politics, ukraine, usa

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    ребята, а вы заметили, что в адресной строчке жж (и фб, и т.д.) появился вот такой значок: ? а это значит, что даже в приватном серфинге, где никаких…

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    o, blya! не false, а partly false (it may have small differences): И это не обо мне - обманщике народонаселения. оригинальная ссылка из DW была…

  • (no subject)

    кому стихов? их есть у ФБ, у Взрослые стихи я тоже пишу, чего ж нет, только я в них все время ною, что устала. «Когда же станет легче? -…

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