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Seven Years After: Reflections on Russia’s Annexation of Crimea | The National Interest

Seven Years After: Reflections on Russia’s Annexation of Crimea | The National Interest

Almost exactly seven years ago, Russia sent shockwaves throughout the world by annexing Crimea on March 18, 2014. This is an event that has reverberated to this day, serving as a precursor to the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and setting in motion a prolonged standoff between Russia and the West. From sanctions to military buildups to election manipulation, this is a standoff that has taken on global proportions and has shaped the evolution of crises well beyond Eastern Europe, from Syria to Venezuela to the very heart of U.S. democracy.

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