RUSSIA'S ESCALATION OF CONFLICT WITH UKRAINE OVER CRIMEA: PRETEXT FOR INVASION OR RAISING STAKES?
In August tension between Russia and Ukraine over annexed Crimea escalated dramatically. Russia accused Ukraine of plotting “terrorism” in the peninsula captured by Moscow in March 2014. Russian leader Putin threatened to take unspecified counter-measures against Ukraine as a response to an “incursion of saboteurs”; claiming that two Russian servicemen were killed in the incident. He also suspended peace talks scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit.By Salvatore CIANOYou can read the rest of the article on our issue of September