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Europe Sleeps as Putin Waits

European leaders are squabbling over which country has been most feckless in its failure to take action on Ukraine.
Why would Vladimir Putin back down?

In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine, there has been no shortage of shameful behavior: the appalling disrespect shown to the remains of victims; the games played to delay an independent inspection of the crash; the crude mendacity of the Kremlin's efforts to divert responsibility.

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