July 30, 2014

World Wilts Before Putin's Iron Fist

Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

The Associated Press

World outrage at the attack on MH17 has done nothing to check Vladimir Putin’s drive to control Ukraine by force of arms. Quite the contrary. He’s accelerating Russia’s undeclared takeover of the biggest country in Europe. Putin is using an iron fist in an iron glove. He is daring the US and the EU to stop him. Sanctions? Capital flight? Recession? He’s demonstrating that these are a price he’s prepared to pay.

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