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For Ukraine, Losing Crimea Might be No Loss

For Ukraine, Losing Crimea Might be No Loss | Crimea - Ukraine | Scoop.it
By the end of this month, it is likely that Vladimir Putin’s Russia will fully control Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. And it is clear that he aspires to much more.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:27 AM

According to this article, Ukraine will be fine economically with Crimea being pinched off, but Crimea and Russia would suffer from an annexation

Coach Frye's curator insight, March 14, 2014 12:47 PM

Russian control of Crimea, and Vladimir Putin's plans for the future.

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Under Russia, Life in Crimea Grows Chaotic | NY Times

Under Russia, Life in Crimea Grows Chaotic | NY Times | Crimea - Ukraine | Scoop.it

From the New York Times:

 

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

 

One month after the lightning annexation, residents of this Black Sea peninsula find themselves living not so much in a different state, Russia, as in a state of perpetual confusion. Declaring the change, they are finding, was far easier than actually carrying it out.


The chaotic transition comes amid evolving tensions in nearby eastern Ukraine, where the possible outcomes include a Crimea-annexation replay.


In Crimea now, few institutions function normally. Most banks are closed. So are land registration offices. Court cases have been postponed indefinitely. Food imports are haphazard. Some foreign companies, like McDonald’s, have shut down.


Other changes are more sinister. “Self-defense units,” with no obvious official mandate, swoop down at train stations and other entry points for sudden inspections.


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