Latvia’ s territory is NOT the same size as Crimea’s — get your facts right when writing such an…

The 2016 population of Latvia was 1'98M people and Crimea 2.2M and I believe the quote was about the population not the relative areas. So they are quite similar. Both have as similar sized ethnic Russian population which was also the authors point. The excuse for the Russian invasion of Crimea was that the Russian population wan’ted to return mother Russia.