Ukrainian Den quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Director John E. Herbst on the need for additional sanctions over the Ukraine crisis:

“The meeting served the useful purpose of letting Moscow know that there are limits to Europe’s patience with the Kremlin’s aggression in Ukraine. The uptick in violence recently is testing those limits. This meeting might persuade the Kremlin to ratchet down the violence a bit. But it will not be enough to persuade Moscow to actually fulfill its Minsk obligations, which would help Kyiv restore its control throughout the region. To achieve that objective, the West would need to impose additional sanctions for the Kremlin’s ongoing violations of Minsk II and raise the military cost of Kremlin aggression by providing arms to Ukraine.”

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