The Minneapolis Star Tribune quotes Eurasia Center Director John Herbst on what actions Europe should take against Russian President Vladimir Putin following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17:

“Mr. Putin has established a doctrine that he can protect ethnic Russians and Russian speakers wherever they may be — and there are a lot of them in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland, and a whole lot in Kazakhstan,” said John Herbst, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and now director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. “This is a challenge to all of those countries. So the games being motivated by short-term economic interests are fool’s games, because if Putin wins in Eastern Ukraine he’s not going to stop.”

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