May 27, 2014

Violence Is Far from Over in Ukraine

Kim Sengupta, The Independent

The Associated Press

The bigger question is whether Mr Poroshenko is prepared to continue with a combat mission that may well take months, with all the attendant instability and rising casualties. Or will he, after a show of force, start negotiating with the separatists to arrive at a federal system which seems the only form in which Ukraine can survive as a state?

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Blame EU for the Mess in Ukraine
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