August 26, 2009

The Economist: Dear Viktor, You’re Dead, Love Dmitry

I've already blogged about Russia's President Medvedev's letter to Ukraine's President Yushchenko. But The Economist has a very cool piece about it "Dear Viktor, You're Dead, Love Dmitry".

Two great quotes from the Economist's article:

  1. Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Polish-born American national security adviser, once wrote: "Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine, suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes empire".
  2. At a NATO summit in Bucharest last year Mr. Putin reportedly told President George Bush: "You understand, George, that Ukraine is not even a state".

And related links:

  1. The letter: Russia's president Medvedev's letter to Ukraine's President Yushchenko.
  2. Medvedev's video blog message to Yushchenko aka "Relations between Russia and Ukraine: a New Era Must Begin".

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