"Palin said she predicted that Obama’s response to Russian military action in Georgia in 2008 would encourage Russia one day to invade Ukraine. The outside experts we reached did not find her words in 2008 to be a clear prediction, but they give her credit for accurately highlighting a place where a crisis in fact emerged.

They did not agree with the logic behind her claim, however, and said there’s a lot more to the story — namely a history of America avoiding confrontation with Russia in its direct spheres of influence. Ultimately, whether Obama’s actions somehow encouraged Putin and Russia to invade Ukraine is something Palin cannot prove.

Her claim is partially accurate but takes things out of context. We rate it Half True."

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