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Delo - Slovenia | Friday, July 4, 2014

West has double standard also in Ukraine crisis

The West's foreign policy is defined by double standards, the left-liberal daily Delo criticises, pointing to parallels between the Ukraine crisis and the war in Kosovo: "Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych is no Slobodan Milošević, and Ukraine is no Serbia [in the West's eyes]. ... Otherwise the Americans would have long since bombarded Kiev to save the oppressed Ukrainian 'separatists' and the EU would have demanded that Yanukovych be extradited to The Hague. But we won't experience this democratic fairytale because the Ukrainian game of strategy is too big and too important. ... In many respects it is even bigger than Europe, which has itself become part of this game. This is also why Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was able to back pedal on the extension of the ceasefire he had all but promised Angela Merkel, François Hollande and Vladimir Putin in negotiations. In this way he has declared war on the 'separatists' in the east of the country."

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