Felshtinsky about Russia: Americans don’t understand what this absolutely unpredictable country to wait

Russian President Vladimir Putin has achieved what in the USA are afraid of Russia. About this Russian-American historian, author of the book «FSB blows up Russia» Yuri Felshtinsky said in an interview to the edition «Business capital».

«Americans don’t understand what this absolutely unpredictable country to wait. It is in broad daylight invades Georgia (2008), captures the Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine (2014), then all of a sudden planes start to fly over the Baltic States, Sweden and Finland flew to the UK, California and Alaska,» he said.

According to the historian, «Americans do not understand» why Russia behaves.

«The concept of seizure of foreign territory – it’s so middle ages, for modern man, which is all absorbed by the Internet and digital technologies, it is not clear why Putin is important to capture some territory called South Ossetia, or Abkhazia or Crimea. Moreover, it is not clear why the capture of Ukraine can be a source of pride,» said Felshtinsky.

Abkhazia and South Ossetia, under Georgian law, is occupied by the Russian Federation territory. The regions have declared independence from Tbilisi in the early 90-ies. In the 2000 years of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are recognized by four countries: Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.

Russia annexed Crimea after the illegal referendum on 16 March 2014. The annexation of Crimea by Russia is not recognised by Ukraine and most countries of the world. In the moment between mainland Ukraine and the Crimea there is an access control regime, and Kiev de facto controls the Peninsula.

After the annexation of Crimea in April 2014, armed conflict began in Eastern Ukraine. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Russian-backed militants, who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.




Felshtinsky about Russia: Americans don’t understand what this absolutely unpredictable country to wait 21.07.2017

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