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To Support Ukraine, West Must Go Beyond Sanctions

24 Jul 2015 10:53 PM | Anonymous
From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpuf
From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpu

From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling.    Chatham House.   Read More

From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpuf
The Russian military offensive of August 2014 secured diplomatic concessions in Minsk that would not have been granted otherwise. An even more devastating offensive of January-February 2015, in blatant violation of the first Minsk agreement, produced a second Minsk accord even more flawed than the first. According to its terms, future election conditions, constitutional reform and the restoration of border control are subject to the agreement of the separatists, who have licence to withhold their consent indefinitely. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpuf




From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpuf
From the outset of the Ukraine crisis, the West has acted on the premise that economic sanctions would induce Russia to modify its actions. But while sanctions do constrain capacity, they do not constrain behaviour. Their immediate impact is bearable. Moreover, they do nothing to diminish Russia’s most usable and effective form of power: military force. Given the stakes, the case for strengthening Ukraine’s defences is compelling. - See more at: http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/support-ukraine-west-must-go-beyond-sanctions#sthash.HTJmBSzR.dpuf
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