Stop buying oil and gas

How to help Ukrain and hurt Russia: Stop buying oil and gas

Decades ago, America left Ukraine helpless next to the Russian bear. US needs to abandon Russian oil and gas sources, empower Europe to do the same.

Michael O’Hanlon

Opinion contributor

The first conclusion to draw about the onset of war in Ukraine this week is that Russian President Vladimir Putin is, indeed, a very bad man – more interested in conquest, settling of personal scores, and righting what he sees as great historical wrongs against his country and its pride than building a prosperous Russia or a peaceful Europe. This war, at a moral level, is his and his alone.

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