The book also details Russia's attempt to abort the Ukrainian revolution through threats, economic pressure, lies, and intimidation. When all of that failed, the Kremlin exacted revenge by annexing Ukraine's territory of Crimea and fomenting and sustaining a hybrid war in eastern Ukraine that has killed more than 13,000 people and continues to this day. Ukraine's Revolt, Russia's Revenge is based on the author's own observations and the multitude of reports of his Embassy colleagues who were eyewitnesses to a crucial event in contemporary history.
About the Author
Christopher M. Smith is a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer who is currently at National Defense University. He has served in diplomatic positions in Estonia, Lesotho, China, Ukraine, and Washington, DC.
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