Russian soldiers unload modified T-72 tanks at the Gvardeyskoe railway station near the Crimean capital of Simferopol on March 31, 2014. Crimea sparked a standoff between the West and Russia that has now taken on a life of its own.
The West has refused to recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea, instead demanding its return to Ukraine. In so doing, the West is standing on principle rather than pragmatics....
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