Putin defies Obama, troops take Crimea

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March 2nd, 2014

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Walter Connor, College of Arts & Sciences

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troops took over Crimea yesterday, defying President Obama’s warnings to stand down and dramatically raising the stakes in a showdown where the United States has limited military and political options, experts say…

Expert quote:

“They made that particular point. They did not just use the word ‘Crimea,’ they used the word ‘Ukraine.’  That can carry a whole different set of implications. Whatever automatic economic sanctions are available to us, it’s time for them to kick in.”

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