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Ukrainian protesters call for a halt to the fighting outside the Russian Consulate in Kharkiv, Ukraine (photo:dpa)

West stumbles into an abyss of indecision over Ukraine

Ukraine warns of a 'Great War' with Russia. President Vladimir Putin highlights the federation’s nuclear capabilities. Nato plans a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to eastern Europe. But Ukraine troops fight on alone. Despite talks of a ceasefire, a major war looms large. The cost to the world of missed opportunities for dialogue between Russia and the West will be substantial.

‘WE DON'T have a strategy yet,’ said US President Barack Obama on August 28, 2014. He was replying to questions about potential US air strikes against ISIS in Syria.

But he could well have been responding to questions about Ukraine, about G...

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Professor Stefan Hedlund
For the moment, it is mainly a tragedy for Ukraine. In the longer term, it will be a tragedy for Russia
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