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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Putin must be stopped. And sometimes only guns can stop guns

The time for diplomacy will come again, but it is not now: Ukraine urgently needs military support, and a counter to Russian propagandaVladimir Putin is the Slobodan Milošević of the former Soviet Union: as bad, but bigger. Behind a smokescreen of lies he has renewed his drive to carve out a puppet para-state in eastern Ukraine.Innocent bystanders are killed in the Black Sea port of Mariupol. In besieged Debaltseve, a woman scoops water from a giant puddle in the road. The rubble that was once Donetsk airport recalls a scene from martyred Syria. About 5,000 people have already been killed in this armed conflict, and more than 500,000 uprooted. Preoccupied by Greece and the eurozone, Europe is letting another Bosnia happen in its own front yard. Wake up, Europe. If we have learned anything from our own history, Putin must be stopped. But how?Like Milošević, Putin is prepared to use every instrument at his disposal, with no holds barred Related: Ukraine crisis: dozens die as rebels shell Mariupol We need to counter this propaganda. No one is better placed to do this than the BBC Continue reading...