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The main purpose of the annexation of Crimea was raising the rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now the occupation of the Peninsula Russia checks Europe, America and the entire Western world strength.
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This was told by military expert Sergey Kovtun, transfers “observer”. According to him, in comparison with 2012-2013 in 2015, Putin’s rating has skyrocketed.
“But this time, he was already beginning to fall. In Russia because of its Imperial ambitions were always looking for something a little victorious war. So they found,” explained Kovtun.
However, he added, the Kremlin miscalculated, thinking that the occupation of Crimea will be held on the same successful pattern as the invasion of the Russian armed forces in Georgia in 2008.
“Well, then must be very clearly understood that recently celebrated the end of the First World war. And is that all empires in the world disappeared. We can say that Hitler and the Third Reich tried to return Imperial times, only nothing happened. But at the time the Russian Empire was reborn as the Soviet Union. And now Russia is trying to repeat this, their Imperial thinking has not disappeared”, — concluded the expert.