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Pull Ukraine Back From the Brink

Violent protests have brought Ukraine close to the point of civil war. Now the EU and the U.S. must use sanctions to help steer the regime toward a peaceful resolution.

Engulfed in violent protest, Ukraine has reached the brink of civil war. Blame mongering for how this happened will have to wait. Instead, European Union foreign ministers, in their emergency meeting Thursday, must focus on pressuring the government of President Viktor Yanukovych to curb its "anti-terrorist" operations, uphold the fragile truce reached late today, and make sure the dialogue it has started with the political opposition is productive.

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