Western Leaders in Denial on Ukraine Sanctions

Europe's insistence on more sanctions against Russia regardless of their effect is a costly refusal to admit mistakes. 
He isn't listening.

The European Union appears determined to impose more sanctions on Russia, whether or not the warring sides in Ukraine can sustain a cease-fire. The doggedness might appear surprising, given the effect that previous injunctions, and Russia's response to them, are having on Europe's economic recovery -- and the lack of any contribution to resolving the crisis. All EU leaders really care about, though, are optics.

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