European Union leaders are divided on how aggressive their action against Russia should be, as they arrived for a summit in Brussels.
“I believe that what we should be doing today is to discuss political sanctions against Russia,” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said. “That will send a very clear signal that we find (what Russia has done in Ukraine) unacceptable.” Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said, “Russia today is trying to rewrite the borders of Europe after World War II ... If we allow this, next will be somebody else.” She added, “Russia today is dangerous.”
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte argued that sanctions should be delayed a bit “to give the route of de-escalation a chance,” while French President Francois Hollande spoke of the need to lower tensions and engage in dialogue.