The Czar would Risk Everything in War in Ukraine

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 (20 hours ago)

Putin Would Risk Everything In A War With / DIE WELT*BERLIN* — As German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz once wrote, the aggressor is always peace-loving. He wants to take over our land, our people, our resources without firing a single shot. By this same logic, the defender is always the aggressor.This truth has seldom been better illustrated than by events in eastern Ukraine. With the recent separatist victory in the rogue elections, the situation only worsened. The possibility of war between the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” and Kiev becomes ever more likely with each passing day.What would that war look like? If animosities escalate and the Russian army assumes a greater role, the outcome is clear: Ukrainian forces are no match for the Russian steamroller. **Russia has a six-to-one advantage in terms of the number of active troops.

Source: Reuters – 3 days ago

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