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Putin on the hot seat [Editorial]
Putin on the hot seat [Editorial]

Russia's President Vladimir Putin was once lauded by supporters for his brilliance in cynically calling for a negotiated end to Ukraine's civil war while simultaneously escalating the conflict through secret shipments of arms and equipment to Russian-backed separatists there. Now that stratagem has blown up in his face as Russia's hand in the downing of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people aboard last week becomes increasingly apparent. Mr. Putin has backed himself into a corner with much of the world holding him personally responsible for all those deaths. The U.S. and its allies need to keep up the pressure until he stops obstructing international experts seeking to...

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