Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, speaks on the sidelines of an EU meeting on May 20, where member states adopted a sixth package of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Photo: EU Council/DPA
Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, speaks on the sidelines of an EU meeting on May 20, where member states adopted a sixth package of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Photo: EU Council/DPA
Hagai M. Segal
Opinion

Opinion

Hagai M. Segal

Russia has to pay a price for Ukraine war, but Europe must avoid crippling its economy and stoking hatred

  • EU sanctions could leave Russia in ruins if Putin’s brutal war drags on, drawing worrying parallels with 1930s Germany
  • The mistakes of the Treaty of Versailles offer a warning on how economic punishment can give rise to extreme nationalism and expansionism

Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, speaks on the sidelines of an EU meeting on May 20, where member states adopted a sixth package of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Photo: EU Council/DPA
Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, speaks on the sidelines of an EU meeting on May 20, where member states adopted a sixth package of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Photo: EU Council/DPA
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