LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likened Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
"Now if this sounds familiar, it's what Hitler did back in the 30s," Clinton said, according to the newspaper. "All the Germans that were ... the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying, 'They're not being treated right. I must go and protect my people.' And that's what's gotten everybody so nervous."
The newspaper quoted Clinton as saying Putin is a man "who believes his mission is to restore Russian greatness." "When he looks at Ukraine, he sees a place that he believes is by its very nature part of Mother Russia," she said at the private event.