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Former US Diplomat Calls on Washington to Review Status of Crimea

- Former US diplomat Dennis Ortblad has called on Washington to reconsider sanctions against Russia as well as its position on Crimea with the aim of improving relations with Russia.

"We need to deal with Russia as it is, not as we wish it to be. And our enemy is not Russia", Ortblad wrote in a Tuesday article for The National Interest magazine.
According to the ex-diplomat, Washington should first and foremost change its stance on Crimea's status so that it can review its sanction policy against Russia.

"To recalibrate our sanctions, we must recognise that Crimea will remain Russian. Its population was always heavily Russian ... Crimeans identify with the historic struggles of Russia against invasion from the West ... It was clear to us [during the recent visit to Sevastopol] that the people of Crimea would not relinquish their pride in their traditional Russian identity to accept a return to Ukraine", he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Finally, someone who understands this correctly.

I doubt like heck that this is going to make any change in the US position on Crimea, as that is another "justification" for sanctions against Russia; that being said, however, I would like to hope that what this man has to say, can start being treated as a decent starting point for re-setting US/Russia relations down the road.

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