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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Ukraine
July 23, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Flight 17: Not enough evidence to assign blame

In response to The Times’s view of Russian President Vladimir Putin being shameful: Where is the hard evidence linking Putin, much less Russia, to the downing of the Malaysian Airlines flight? If anything is shameful, it is the rush to judgment by our politicians and mainstream media that is speculative at best, and incitable at worst. How…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Gregory Burnworth, Malaysian Flight 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin

April 23, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Ukraine: Obama is miscalculating the threat from Russia

The Seattle Times editorial reflects the same naivete the Obama administration has in calculating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tactical and strategic interests in Ukraine [“All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine,” Opinion, April 21]. I guarantee “all eyes” are not on this election. And short of electing a pro-Russian leader (not very…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: President Obama, russia, Ukraine

April 3, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Russia-Ukraine: Don’t trash Cold War containment policy

In her guest column about Russia, professor Glennys Young asserts that the decades-long U.S. policy of containment had nothing to do with winning the Cold War [“Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia,” Opinion, March 31]. Young’s assertion that American policies played no role in destroying Soviet communism in 1991 — that…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Cold War, Glennys Young, Herb Meyer

March 8, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Ukraine: Look past the propaganda

Partial knowledge is the yeast of ignorance, and ignorance is the bread of war. Ukraine’s U.N. statement that “16,000 Russian soldiers have deployed to Crimea” caused a frenzy among Western media, which ignored the fact that those troops have been in Crimea since the late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow treaty [“U.S. faces tough choices…

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Comments | More in Ukraine | Topics: Fred LaMotte, Propaganda, Ukraine