We're Approaching the Red Line of Crimea

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Yet before the invasion got underway last year, it was clear that the idea of Ukraine being an extension of Russia—not just an ally or in its sphere of influence—had taken hold in Russia, Ferris said. No longer a "fringe and extreme view," Ukraine being part of Russia's "security space" is now far more commonplace, she said. There is a "push" to describe the newly annexed territories of Ukraine, as well as Crimea, as being "returned" to Russia—even if they "are not the same psychologically as Crimea," Ferris said.