Unblinking Putin

An article in The Economist comments that the West should impose fresh sanctions to deter more Russian meddling in Eastern Ukraine. The article says that the West had been arguing that after President Vladimir Putin got most of what he wanted in Crimea, he would start pulling troops back from the border and therefore there was no need for further sanctions that could wreak damage on Europe's shaky economies. However, this now looks like wishful thinking. It is also argued that the EU should accelerate efforts to become less reliant on Russian energy and vigorously pursue its antitrust case against Gazprom.

Friday, June 20, 2014