(Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week.
Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port.
Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence.
This war seems as though it may continue for a long time to come.
sardia wrote:I'm not sure if a repeat of the civil war would fly in today international norms. We did done awful shit to during that war that rivals what Putin did to the Chechens.
Hmmmm, curious what you're thinking of. Southern death in the Civil Wars are estimated at between 100,000 and 250,000, in a population of nine million. Civilian deaths in the two Chechen conflicts are estimated at 50,000 to 300,000, out of a population of 1.2 million. So in terms of the killing of civilians, Russia's wars in Chechnya were far worse.