July 24, 2014

Putin's Crime, Europe's Cowardice

Bernard-Henri Levy, New York Times

The Associated Press

To see the European Union acting so pusillanimously is very discouraging. France wants to hold on to its arms contracts for the jobs they are supposed to save in its naval shipyards. Germany, a hub of operations for the Russian energy giant Gazprom, is petrified of losing its own strategic position. Britain, for its part, despite recent statements by Prime Minister David Cameron, may still not be ready to forgo the colossal flows of Russian oligarchs’ ill-gotten cash upon which the City, London’s financial district, has come to rely.

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TAGGED: European Union, Europe, Ukraine, MH17, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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