Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Ukraine crisis has shone a spotlight on one of the glaring gaps in the world right now – the lack of a strategic and purposeful Europe. The United States can and should lead on the response to this conflict but nothing can really happen without Europe. The European Union is by far Russia's largest trading partner, buys much of Russia's energy, is the major investor in Russian companies and is the largest destination for Russian capital. Consider how Europe has dealt with Ukraine. For years, it could not really decide whether it wanted to encourage Ukrainian membership in the EU, so it sent mixed signals to Kiev, which had the initial effect of disappointing pro-European Ukrainians, angering Russians, and confusing everyone else.EU leaders were beginning to woo Ukraine without recognizing how this would be perceived in Russia.Negotiations between the EU and Ukraine meandered along, taking a year to work out the text.
End of world’s most successful party
Trump’s trade war strategy not working
U.S. needs to end Afghan war without losing peace
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE