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Weapons instead of sanctions?

The US is purportedly considering arms deliveries to Ukraine. At the same time calls are growing louder for an end to the sanctions against Russia. Is this the end of Western consensus on Moscow?

Fakt - Poland | Thursday, 26. February 2015

Cameron's soldiers for Ukraine show up Poland

Britain wants to send 75 military advisors to Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday. The decision puts dithering Poland to shame, the conservative daily Fakt writes in dismay: » more

Moscow Times - Russia | Sunday, 15. February 2015

Global perspectives: EU must not show weakness after Minsk

The West must provide support for Kiev and adopt a firm stance with regard to Moscow after the conclusion of the Minsk agreement, the liberal daily The Moscow Times believes: » more

Die Zeit - Germany | Thursday, 12. February 2015

US must cede to European leadership

In view of the differences of opinion between Germany and the US over weapons deliveries to Ukraine it's time for a paradigm shift in relations between Europe and the EU, the weekly newspaper Die Zeit believes: » more

The New York Times - U.S. | Wednesday, 11. February 2015

Global perspectives: Only arms deliveries to Kiev would stop Putin

At the Minsk crisis summit Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have agreed on a ceasefire in Ukraine due to take effect on Sunday. Ultimately only arms supplies to Kiev may end the conflict, columnist Roger Cohen writes in the left-liberal daily The New York Times: » more

Dnevnik - Slovenia | Wednesday, 11. February 2015

Minsk won't bring peace

The biggest obstacle to an agreement in Minsk is the fact that the inviolability of Europe's borders on which the East and West agreed in 1974 in the Helsinki Final Act has repeatedly been breached, the left-liberal daily Dnevnik criticises: » more

Die Achse des Guten - Germany | Tuesday, 10. February 2015

German government betraying European values

Instead of supporting Ukraine the German government has been doing all it can to avoid provoking Russian President Vladimir Putin's ire since the start of the crisis almost a year ago, Thomas Rietzschel complains in the Blog Achse des Guten: » more

Main focus of Monday, 9. February 2015

Merkel and Obama discuss arms supplies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet US President Barack Obama today, Monday, to discuss a joint strategy on the war in Ukraine. Merkel ... » more

Der Standard - Austria | Monday, 9. February 2015

EU and US must work together

The EU and the US must not diverge in the debate about supplying weapons to Ukraine, warns the left-liberal daily Der Standard: » more

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | Monday, 9. February 2015

End Putin's pinprick strikes

Supplying weapons to Ukraine to end Russia's dominance in the east of the country is long overdue, writes the liberal-conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung: » more

Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | Monday, 9. February 2015

Obama must show solidarity with Merkel

John McCain had compared Merkel's rejection of arms supplies for Ukraine with the appeasement policy vis-à-vis Nazi Germany before World War II. The Republican senator's stance is completely counterproductive, the liberal-conservative Tagesspiegel comments: » more

Le Monde - France | Monday, 9. February 2015

Arms for Ukraine will destabilise all Europe

The debate over arms supplies for Ukraine is symptomatic of the general confusion about how to deal with the war in eastern Ukraine, the liberal daily Le Monde concludes: » more

Il Sole 24 Ore - Italy | Friday, 6. February 2015

West proves willingness for dialogue

The attempt by Angela Merkel and François Hollande to mediate is the best proof that the West is determined to find a political solution to the crisis, the liberal business paper Il Sole 24 Ore comments: » more

Lidové noviny - Czech Republic | Friday, 6. February 2015

Mission reveals West's desperation

Angela Merkel and François Hollande are undertaking what can be described as a final attempt to restore peace in eastern Ukraine, the conservative daily Lidové noviny writes commenting on the two European leaders' trip to Kiev and Moscow: » more

The Independent - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 4. February 2015

Gorbachev could bring peace to Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine today for talks. Not weapons deliveries to Kiev but new diplomatic initiatives led by the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev could help find a solution to the problem, the left-liberal daily The Independent is convinced: » more

El País - Spain | Wednesday, 4. February 2015

Timothy Garton Ash on Putin's cunning game

Ukraine needs weapons from the West to defend itself against Russia, historian Timothy Garton Ash argues in the left-liberal daily El País: » more

Rzeczpospolita - Poland | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

Without weapons deliveries war will escalate

The arguments of those who continue to speak out against delivering weapons to Ukraine are incomprehensible in the eyes of the conservative daily Rzeczpospolita: » more

Kaleva - Finland | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

Don't give Russia a pretext for agression

Weapons deliveries to Ukraine would only be counter-productive to finding a solution to the conflict, the liberal daily Kaleva fears: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

Weapons more effective than sanctions?

Providing Ukraine with military aid offers the chance to reduce the losses on Kiev's side, the conservative daily Die Presse writes, but questions whether this can end the war: » more

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Tuesday, 3. February 2015

Europe fails to recognise risks in Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ruled out the possibility of weapons deliveries to Ukraine. The wrong choice, liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes laments: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Monday, 2. February 2015

Russia sanctions help Kiev more than weapons

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chief of Staff Martin Dempsey are ready to discuss providing Ukraine with arms, The New York Times reported on Sunday citing government sources. Sanctions are more effective than weapons, the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera comments: » more

Financial Times - United Kingdom | Tuesday, 27. January 2015

Only armed Ukraine can force peace

The West should supply Kiev with weapons so that continued intervention becomes so expensive for Moscow that it is forced to agree to a political solution, Ivo Daalder, head of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, urges in the conservative daily Financial Times: » more

Lrytas - Lithuania | Monday, 26. January 2015

Kiev needs military victory

The Ukrainian port of Mariupol was bombarded by missiles from the areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists on Saturday. At least 30 civilians were killed in the attack. Russia's increasingly aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine can only be stopped with weapons, the web portal believes: » more

Salzburger Nachrichten - Austria | Monday, 19. January 2015

Ukraine needs money, not weapons

Fighting between separatists and the Ukrainian army escalated once more on the weekend. President Petro Poroshenko then announced uncompromising action against the rebels. The Christian-liberal daily Salzburger Nachrichten calls for more economic aid for the country: » more


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