Ukraine: government troops move against pro-Russian separatists - live updates
• Ukrainian troops move into Slavyansk and Donetsk.
• Obama warns of new sanctions.
• Russia says Geneva deal ‘to be implemented in practical steps.
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“The west should have taken steps to make absolutely sure that eastern Ukraine would not fall too. That required a big stick, and big carrots too – or at least some subtle diplomacy. Instead we got utterly meaningless sanctions aimed at the wrong people (Putin’s big-business cronies do not determine his foreign policies).”
— Angus Roxburgh
: The west is obliged to defend Ukraine – and Putin must know what that means.