Right, so we should just conveniently forget our political stands on human rights whenever we feel it's in the way of making more money?
I guess it's fine. So when do we start selling stuff to Kim Jung Un?
Spain ran its own economy to the ground and now thinks doing business with Putin would kinda sorta help fix that mess a wee bit? Hey, there weren't any Spaniards in MH17 after all.
And what exactly are 'Russia's interests' in Ukraine?
It's fairly clear what Russia is doing: The political tide has turned in Ukraine, but Putin decided the rebellion in the East side of the country was enough of an excuse to invade it so he could keep Crimea and maintain its military presence in the black sea rather than try to negotiate with a government he doesn't directly control anymore... How is that even defensible?
I don't doubt for an instant that the Ukraine crisis will somehow end in a negotiated compromise, and I'm fully aware of the double standards many western nations hold when it comes with negotiating with shady foreign political figures, but I'd be damned if Putin gets his way without at least an attempt from the West at serious punitive measures, even if they ideally should not target the entire Russian population.
Building on and expanding the Magnitsky act would be a good start, for instance...
I'll do my own airline. With Blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the airline.