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Fear not, say the separatist leaders. More trucks, ammunition and mercenaries will be going the other way – coming into Ukraine from Russia to replenish the lost men and weapons when Ukraine’s military went on the attack to reclaim Donetsk’s International Airport. Also, on May 28, the Defense Department said that Ukrainian forces shot down an unmanned aircraft that was flying over a Ukraine-held checkpoint in eastern Ukraine – believed to be a Russian drone.

The bloodshed in Donetsk came only a day after terrorists disenfranchised most voters in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, home to nearly 15 percent of Ukraine’s 45 million people, in the May 25 election. Another 5 percent, of course, were disenfranchised in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which Russia currently occupies.

And still the West equivocates about blaming Russia and imposing harsh sanctions, with the United States and Europe still offering mostly mushy rhetoric and actions in response to the Kremlin’s ongoing war against Ukraine. To the great tragedy of the free world, there is not a single Western leader who sees Ukraine’s tragedy as a call to action and as a great opportunity to rid the world of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s toxic rule, giving former Soviet republics and Russia’s 143 million people a chance to finally live free. Putin will play a destructive role in the world for as long as he is in power.

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