Many in the West are looking for reasons to toughen their sanctions against Russia, while countering Kremlin’s disdain for international alw, it disinformation campaigns and its blatant interference in democracies.
There’s any number of reasons to get tougher on dictator Vladimir Putin. The West should cast aside its caution and unite around vice-like economic sanctions, including a broader ban on Russian financial transations abroad, trade and technology transfers. Ukraine must follow suit.
Why? The chemical weapon attacks on April 4 killing dozens of civilians, including children, launched by Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad are reason enough. Assad would not be in power today without the backing of his fellow dictator in the Kremlin.