European Union Grows a Pair

While it is still unknown whether it will make any moves against prominent Russians, the EU took a major step on Thursday when it announced it had frozen the assets of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, two of his sons, and more than a dozen advisers. The EU said the targeted individuals were responsible for stealing government funds, and were all involved in the bloody actions against protesters in Kiev. “We need to send a very clear message to the Russian government that what has happened is unacceptable and should have consequences,” declared British Prime Minister David Cameron.