Russia's President Putin respects only one thing: force. Or the economic equivalent of getting punched in the nose. That's why US-EU sectoral sanctions against Russia must be put in place now.
Meanwhile, the U.S. should start sending fuel, supplies, and defensive ammunition and weapons to Ukraine's military. A good sign: ateam of U.S. military advisers is being sent to Ukraine to assess what kind of U.S. assistance they need. But Obama must accelerate the pace.
By David Storey
July 24, 2014 | Reuters