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Putin's Deal for Ukraine Isn't Enough

Why should Ukraine pay $3 billion back to the country that destabilized it?

Let's make a deal.

Photographer: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested that his country is willing to reconsider its stance and give Ukraine a break on a $3 billion bond that comes due in December. The West should see Putin's offer and raise him: Russia should do more to ease a crisis of its own making.

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