As arguments for its position, the newspaper cites the Russian invasion in Georgia and Ukraine, its actions in Syria and interference in US elections
One of the leading American Newspapers declared Russia a new “evil Empire”, citing the aggressive actions of Moscow towards Georgia and Ukraine, military intervention in Syria and alleged interference in the presidential election in the United States in 2016.
In an editorial entitled “Russia has again become the evil Empire”, the USA Today newspaper recalled that in 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil Empire”, warning about the growing global threat from the Soviet Union, and the need to confront her.
“History repeats itself, the article says. – Russia today is a pale version of the Communist regime, which finally collapsed in 1991. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not hide his irritation this collapse, trying to regain some of its former glory. Putin’s strategy again to make Russia a great is a source of international chaos.”
As evidence, the paper cites Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014, the illegal annexation of Crimea, the Russian military operation in Syria, where she “ukraiina the position of the regime of Bashar al-Assad have committed atrocities”.
USA Today also reminded readers that the CIA, FBI, and NSA concluded that Putin gave the order to conduct cyber and propaganda attacks “with the aim of influencing the US presidential election in 2016 and the credibility of the American democratic process.”
“The other Russia’s aggressive actions include the sale of arms to the Taliban in Afghanistan and oil, North Korea”, – the newspaper specifies.
USA Today recalls that Reagan urged his listeners in 1983 “to avoid the temptation… to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil Empire”.
“35 years later those words again noteworthy” – sums up edition.