The Washington Post quotes Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson on the Malaysia Airlines jet that was downed near Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia:

Damon Wilson, an expert on Ukraine at the Atlantic Council, said that evidence tying the missile to the separatists, and by extension their Russian backers, would probably fundamentally alter the international community’s view of the conflict.

World leaders, including some U.S. allies in Europe, who have seen the conflict as a regional one and been reluctant to turn on Moscow could be forced to reassess their position, said Wilson, who worked on European policy at the White House between 2007 and 2009. “It’s pretty difficult to continue playing that game if you have clear Russian fingerprints on the shooting down of a civilian airliner,” he said.

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