Russia points to 2014 article to justify Ukraine invasion

The Russian Foreign Ministry is pointing to a 2014 article, described as “anti-Israel” for the invasion of Ukraine. The Foreign Minister tweeted: “Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault” article by John J. Mearsheimer (@ForeignAffairs, 2014).”

The article in question was  written for Foreign Affairs in late 2014 by Mearsheimer:

“According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to resuscitate the Soviet empire, and he may eventually go after the rest of Ukraine, as well as other countries in eastern Europe…”

“But this account is wrong: the United States and its European allies share most of the responsibility for the crisis. The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.”

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