Standing up to Russian aggression

What ‘aggression’? Putin is not setting out down the path of world conquest. He is not even planning to take over Ukraine.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to US President Barack Obama at the G7 summit on June 8.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 06/10/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 06/15/2015 11:07 pm EDT

Just before he sat down to a traditional Bavarian meal of sausages and beer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of the G7 summit on Sunday, United States President Barack Obama told the media that one of the meeting’s priorities would be discussing ways of “standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine.” Which begs the question: what kind of aggression are we talking about here?

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