3 min read.Updated: 06 Mar 2022, 10:14 PM ISTClive Crook
Russia and the West could still work out a durable deal on Ukraine
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What do US and European leaders see as the endgame in Ukraine? If they’re thinking about it, they’re giving little sign. And if their answer is defeating Vladimir Putin, they need to ask themselves another question: What does that mean? Moved, as they should be, by the astonishing bravery of Ukraine’s people—and by their own voters’ outrage at Russia’s aggression—Western leaders are intent for now on denouncing the Russian president, broadening their sanctions and enforcing what they’ve already deployed. A note of celebration attends their expressions of unity and economic power, which seem to have taken them by surprise.