Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

World must act to stop all-out war in Ukraine

UKRAINE is rapidly plunging into all-out civil war.

The ruthless suppression of protesters is despicable.

But, as with Syria, Ukraine is being used as a pawn in the power struggle between the West and Russia.

And, while the West has no interest in stopping the bloodshed in Syria, it cannot allow another Kosovo-style war to unravel on its doorstep, with far-reaching economic, human, environmental and social consequences.

The global community should not walk away as it did in the Syrian conflict.

DR MUNJED FARID AL QUTOB

London

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