A path to stopping Russia in Ukraine

Europe's greatest lever against Russian aggression has yet to be pulled — dramatically reducing German's purchase of Russian energy

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April 21, 2022 - 3:25 PM

A woman walks in front of a hotel building that was destroyed as a result of shellfire on April 21, 2022, in Mykolaiv area Ukraine. (Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images/TNS)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an intolerable horror from the start.

It has escalated into a genocide with both targeted and indiscriminate killings of Ukrainian civilians in what amounts to a terror campaign to subdue a people.

President Joe Biden was correct to call Russian atrocities a genocide, and even if the declaration is not yet official policy, it raises the moral urgency for all free governments to engage in meaningful and even painful steps to defeat a nihilistic and murderous dictator.

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