July 31, 2014
Putin Has Unleashed Forces He Can't Control
Lucian Kim, Slate
The Associated Press
The latest round of economic sanctions against Russia is an act of desperation by Western leaders, baffled by Vladimir Putin’s intransigence over the conflict in Ukraine. Pleas and threats—voiced in backroom meetings and countless phone calls with the Russian president—failed to move Putin to publicly disown the pro-Russian rebels.
TAGGED: Ukraine, Russia, Vladimir Putin