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  1. U.S. Bites Tongue as Russians Roll Into Ukraine

    Russian soldiers, rebels and tanks entered southeastern Ukraine yesterday to rout government forces and capture Novoazovsk as the U.N. called an emergency session. Ukraine has declared it an invasion, while President Obama avoided crossing that line. But wordplay can’t obscure NATO satellite images showing Russian equipment and over 1,000 troops inside Ukraine’s borders, which represents a serious escalation. OZY’s Emily Cadei posits that it might be time for the West to make good on threats of industry-wide sanctions. 

    Washington Post, NYT, The Guardian, BBC

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