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Putin's Ukraine War Is Back

The EU should be bracing to make sure that every member supports sanctions against Russia, because unanimity will be needed to extend them in March.

The winter brings the heat in Ukraine.

Photographer: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

The fighting in Ukraine has returned to an intensity not seen since last summer, and the government claims Russian weapons are once again streaming across the border to support the rebels. So it is a curious moment for the European Union's top foreign policy official to bring up the prospect of normalizing relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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