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Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching
Putin has a new headache in Ukraine: Now Europe is watching

It's neither pleasant nor polite to say it, but the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may have been the best thing to happen to President Obama's policy on Ukraine in weeks. Until the plane went down with 298 passengers and crew last week, the nasty little war in eastern Ukraine had almost dropped from public view. Obama's strategy of nudging Europe to escalate economic sanctions against Russia was getting nowhere, a victim of Europeans' desire to protect their business with Moscow. Ukraine's armed forces were making little progress on the ground against Russian-armed separatists. And Russia's Vladimir Putin was pressing for a cease-fire that would have...

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