On MH17, Ukraine-Russia and a thought on sanctions

The disaster with MH17 is terrible. I think the Ukraine-crisis is much worse than people may think.

I am just wondering, wouldn’t increasing sanctions and barriers to trade with Russia actually increase the chance of armed conflict? I mean, interconnectedness of trade gives a good reason to important sections of society on either side to prevent conflict. After all, conflict means loss of market access etc. And this was the original solution to the German-Franco rivalry in Europe.

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2 responses to “On MH17, Ukraine-Russia and a thought on sanctions

  1. to Arjen — I totally agree with you — this is actually the line and policy of the Italian government which is criticised by many EU East European member countries. With best wishes, Alfred Giannantonio, Parma (Italy), 20-07-2014

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