After months of fraught relations between Russia and the West which have seen a flurry of tit-for-tat sanctions triggered by the growing unrest in Ukraine, the final straw seemed to come with the suspected downing on 17 July of flight MH17 over Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists.
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Ruth Green is a journalist based in London. She writes about a range of international matters, with a strong focus on Latin America, Iberia, Russia, Eastern Europe, the emerging markets and data-driven journalism. She contributes to publications such as The Guardian, the New Statesman, The Huffington Post, Prospect and IBA Global Insight. Visit her blog.
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