The European Union on March 10 also extended sanctions for another six months until September 2016 against individuals and entities involved in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In its dangerous, bored condition, Europe will continue to slide down the slippery slope of accepting Russian violations for the sake of faux peace and stability. It will wrongly increase pressure on Ukraine to accept Russian occupation. It will contribute to an escalation of Russia’s war with Ukraine. And it will give in to each Russian incremental demand as its invading armies proceed west across Ukraine. Moscow is betting that European boredom will allow it to prevail against Ukraine and the other former captive nations. Europe must not break ranks with the free world and x-captive nations in looking for other accommodations with Russia than its complete withdrawal from Ukraine.