Why did Russia start its aggression against Ukraine after the Ukrainian unrest from 2013-2014?

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Feb 25, 2015 09:24 AM 0 Answers
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There're still different opinions on the level of Russian participation in both the Crimean 2014 crisis and the East Ukraine's military pro-Russian unrest (2014 - now). But, if we admit (as I do) that both of mentioned problems were planned and implemented by Russia, why did that happen at the very moment after president Yanukovich fled the country?

I see two possible answers here:

  1. Everything was planned by Russia long time before and the victory of Kiev's protesters was the occasion for this. If yes, so why this happened in 2014 not in 2004 — after a similar victory of Kiev's protesters?

  2. Nothing was planned beforehand, but the new authorities, that got the power after Yanukovich fled, posed a thread to Russia (NATO, EU etc.) and Russia started to protect its interests.

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