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CGP experts discuss crisis in Crimea

CGP director Klaus Segbers says that there is no excuse for Russian military intervention.

News from Mar 18, 2014

For the first time after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a European country sent troops into another country to support and enable secessionist sentiments. That is the reason why our experts discuss the crisis in Crimea again on our new blog Global Matters. Bits and thoughts on World Politics

"There is no legitimation or even excuse for the Russian military intervention on Crimea, followed by illegitimate referendum and a clumsy, false media framing", CGP director Klaus Segbers says. In his view, it is not completely unlikely that Russian president Putin "has lost all connection with reality and cannot be reached". In this case, Western societies and governments would have a much bigger problem than anticipated.

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