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硬脱欧的一线希望

伦敦——很容易忘记防务和安全不是一回事。防务是国家在安全失效时所必须采取的举措。而在和平年代,国家在防务上花钱恰恰是因为他们为自身的安全担忧。

2014年来,英国和欧盟的安全环境急剧恶化。那年3月,俄罗斯入侵乌克兰并吞并克里米亚。这是二战后第一次有某个欧洲大国试图以武力重新划定自己的边界。

1994年,俄罗斯以乌克兰交出从苏联继承的核武器为条件同意捍卫乌克兰的领土完整。但俄罗斯并没有止步于克里米亚;从那以后,它在乌克兰东部的顿巴斯地区对乌克兰发动了一场低烈度的非常规战争。

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