March 17, 2014

Will France Appease Russia?

John Fund, National Review

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As Russia absorbs Crimea and masses 60,000 troops on Ukraine’s border, is the West serious about sanctions against Moscow?

The best test could come this Tuesday, when the defense and foreign ministers of Russia and France are scheduled to meet for long-planned talks on relations between the two countries.

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TAGGED: France, Francois Hollande, Appeasement, Vladimir Putin, Russia


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