Ukraine cannot allow an advantageous situation for Russia and the separatists to take root.
Our diplomatic approach — especially surrounding the Geneva negotiations, U.S. and Western commitments, and our own — is so convoluted that it seems we might as well go conjure spirits.
The U.S. and Russia are fighting a proxy war, unfortunately with Ukraine in the middle.
In response to sanctions by the United States and the European Union in the Ukraine crisis, Russia has taken the plunge by banning imports of its agricultural and marine products. However, these restraints will only invite increased antagonism from the U.S. and the EU, and set Ukraine’s safety even farther away.