This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

I don’t intend to post much more about the Ukrainian situation, unless something major happens, but this map/illustration below is an absolute must see if you’re interested in the value, size, and make up of Crimea/Ukraine. (The map is even super-imposed over America to help give you an idea of the size of the place.)

Here’s the map, and believe me it sums up weeks of reading or watching of news: What the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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2 responses to “This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

  1. If Cuba seized Puerto Rico on the grounds that almost all its people speak the same language as the Cubans do, would ar think it’s not a big deal?

    • Respectfully, David, I’m not sure that’s a fair analogy. Since Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States, I’m pretty sure we’d have a problem with that.

      But one other problem with the comparison is the size of the threat. If Cuba did that, no one in America would have a problem smacking them around. But if Russia decided to take Puerto Rico, there might be less concern about it just because most Americans truly are war weary.

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