Ever since the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine last week, “the pressure has been on Russia – and on President Putin – to admit guilt at least by association”, says Mary Dejevsky in The Independent. However, when we judge Russia’s response, we should remember that “there is no way that Putin or anyone else would have been rubbing his hands in glee”. The West assumes that Putin “controls what happens in eastern Ukraine, even if Russia has not actually invaded. It is not at all clear, however, that this is so.” The reality is that the [...]
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