Ukraine and the ‘Little Cold War’ | Stratfor

Ukraine and the ‘Little Cold War’ | Stratfor.

Condensed from G. Friedman’s book The Next 100 Years.

The Orange Revolution in Ukraine, from December 2004 to January 2005, was the moment when the post-Cold War world genuinely ended for Russia. The Russians saw the events in Ukraine as an attempt by the United States to draw Ukraine into NATO and thereby set the stage for Russian disintegration.

If the West had succeeded in dominating Ukraine, Russia would have become indefensible. The southern border with Belarus, as well as the southwestern frontier of Russia, would have been wide open. 

 

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