Tensions Increase in Ukraine
Well that was fast. Just last week, diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S. reached a deal on resolving tensions in the former Soviet Republic. But after gunfire erupted early Easter morning leaving three dead, the deal is tenuous at best. Russia blames Ukraine, saying the latter can’t maintain order. But clearly it’s Russia that has instigated the whole affair as part of Vladimir Putin’s broader power grab. Ukraine even offered photos of Russian special forces operating in eastern Ukraine. Sunday’s events left even some Democrats calling on the Obama administration to ratchet up sanctions. But the problem is deeper than that. As one anonymous Democrat strategist put it, Obama “can’t handle Putin. He can’t handle Republicans. He just is not a natural leader.” We’ll second that.
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