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Putin Can't Have the Last Laugh in Ukraine

Europe's challenge is to turn its derision at Sergei Lavrov into action against Vladimir Putin.

Not something Europe wants to see.

Photographer: Anatolian News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Say this much for Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: His comments Saturday on his country’s role in Ukraine were so absurd that they united Europe. Now the challenge is to turn that laughter and derision into something more constructive.

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