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Libération - France | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The price of Russian aggression

Putin is finally being shown the price to be paid for his aggressive behaviour, the left-liberal daily Libération writes in praise of the EU ambassadors' decision: "These sanctions are justified. The crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane, which in all probability was shot down by a Russian missile, is just the culmination of Putin's aggressive policies. These continue to surprise and bewilder Europe's leaders, who had believed their continent was on course for permanent peace. Faced with this new paradigm, the EU, even more than the US, must redefine its policies vis-à-vis Moscow. Of course there can be no question of an eye-for-an-eye and war-for-war approach. Nevertheless all political, diplomatic, commercial and economic levers must be used to show Russia, its leaders, and also its elites the price of its isolation and aggressiveness."

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