Taking Crimea from Putin has become ‘Operation Unthinkable’: Max Hastings

Taking Crimea from Putin has become ‘Operation Unthinkable’: Max Hastings
Winston Churchill wanted to turn the victorious British and American armies on the Russians. (Image: Getty)
Bloomberg
By Max Hastings It is hard to alter facts, reverse realities. This is almost as true in geopolitics as in science. I passionately support Ukraine’s battle for survival against Russian aggression. For almost a year, however, I have been arguing that heedless of where justice lies, and no matter how long the war continues, it remains militarily unlikely that Russian President Vladimir Putin can be dispossessed of Crimea, nor probably of the eastern Donbas region.Russia can boast centuries of history, and considerable success, as a...

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