Yanukovych pulled out of trade talks with the EU, estimated to bring Ukraine long-term GDP growth of 11.8%, in favor of a bilateral loan agreement with Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. Many Ukrainians balked at the sudden reorientation towards Russia and peaceful protests ensued. Now, with a steadily worsening situation, including the deaths of Ukrainian civilians, the lack of leadership from Washington is deafening. And European leaders are fumbling even worse then American policymakers. A transatlantic diplomatic response must be forthcoming.