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Opinion

Farah Stockman

Solomon’s choice in Ukraine

If the United States and Russia tear Ukraine apart, everyone loses

In these recent days of international crisis, there’s just one thing that all sides claim to agree on: Ukraine shouldn’t be forced to choose between Europe and Russia, the two great powers that it is sandwiched between.

Everybody has always known that forcing Ukraine to choose will split up the country, since roughly half of the population leans toward Russia while the other half leans toward Europe and the United States.

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