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Tadic: West's failures over territorial integrity set stage for Ukraine

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

The conflict over Ukraine is exposing an inconsistency at the heart of Western foreign policy.
Left unaddressed, it poses as strong a threat to international relations as any Russian aggression. It's not the extent to which democratic nations should be reliant on Russia's fossil fuels, though confusion reigns here too. Rather, the issue is territorial integrity.
When it comes to Ukraine, today the West's position is that territorial integrity is sacrosanct. Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea are non-negotiable as parts of Ukraine and must be returned by Russia: Their legally, UN-recognized...
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