Saturday, February 22, 2014

Ukraine: the History, the Background, the Future

After the battles in Kiev this week let's have an indepth look at the historical and geopolitical background of Ukraine and its position in the world

Geopolitical background by Caspian Report for Meydan TV

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 a paradigm shift in the geopolitical situation took place. US Foreign Policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: "Without Ukraine Russia is just another Asian power. Should Russia regain control over the buffer state with its 52 million inhabitants, its natural resources and Black Sea ports, Russia will again become a regional superpower stretching from Europe to the Pacific.