By Pepe Escobar
If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as if it was not there - Marshal Georgy Zhukov
Let's start with the serious stuff. As Russia's Federation Council ratifies a treaty with Crimea, concluding the formal annexation, Ukraine signs the political chapters of an association agreement with the European Union (EU). The signing of the full EU agreement will only happen later in 2014.
These are the facts on the ground. Now let's turn to comedy hour - also known as the sanctions war
Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart” - 2002, “An Ocean Apart” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfPONyDT_WQ
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