How the West Is Losing Ukraine

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel are leaving Ukraine exposed to Vladimir Putin's depredations.

Less than optimistic.

Photographer: Oleksandr Ratushniak/AFP/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama has joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in saying that the West should take a patient, long-term approach to dealing with Russia's aggression in Ukraine. The real message to Kiev: You're on your own in fighting pro-Russian rebels and Russian troops.

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