As crises build up around her, Angela Merkel sends Putin “particularly warm greetings” and prepares trip to Moscow.
Barack Obama announces more sanctions against Russia, citing alleged Russian hacking during US election. However though the sanctions will annoy the Russians, they will not seriously affect them. Their true purpose is to create further embarrassment for Donald Trump by insinuating that he owes the Russians the Presidency.
Western liberalism has become similar to a militant religious cult. When it perceives a threat to its hegemony, it will get violent even with its most loyal vassals, like Poland.
In the last month of its existence the Obama administration imposes more sanctions on Russia whose frankly symbolic nature seem primarily designed to embarrass Obama’s successor Donald Trump and to complicate Trump’s attempt to appoint Rex Tillerson Secretary of State.