In a few days [Ukraine] will hold parliamentary elections. The outcome is crucial to Russia's plans for a comeback.
But good Lord, were these words uttered as recently as today??
"Russia will fight for Ukraine even more than it fought for the Baltic States or even Eastern Europe to retain its dominant position," said the Heritage Foundation's Ariel Cohen. ...
Cohen said, "Without Ukraine [Russia] won't be able to rebuild its empire... So control of Ukraine - domination of Ukraine - is very important for Moscow." Full article here.
Wow. Talk about nostalgia for the empire's glory days. (May they forever remain in the past.)