Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and his toughened stance toward Ukraine unleashed a flurry of international outrage. It even prompted some Westerners to question Mr. Putin’s awareness and sanity.
“It’s really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century,” United States Secretary of State John Kerry said. Putin is “in another world,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Putin has lost it,” the New Republic wrote.