- Aug 3, 2014
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- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
A peace deal under which Ukraine abandons its Nato aspirations in return for Russian withdrawal and western security guarantees appeared to inch closer on Wednesday even as Vladimir Putin’s troops were accused of killing people queueing for bread in a northern Ukrainian city.
Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, and the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, suggested talks were making progress despite continued bloodshed and fears from some EU leaders that the Kremlin was toying with Kyiv.
“The negotiations are not easy for obvious reasons,” Lavrov told RBC News. “But nevertheless, there is some hope of reaching a compromise. “Neutral status is now being seriously discussed seriously along, of course, with security guarantees. This is what is now being discussed at the talks. There are absolutely specific wordings and, in my view, the sides are close to agreeing on them.”
Foreign minister’s claim undermined by aggressive comments from Vladimir Putin
I hope there is a negotiated settlement as soon as possible and a de escalation of the violence along the lines mentioned above. It is a realistic solution to end the conflict and one that should have been thrashed out long before the resort to war.
it appears that Ukraine is considering neutral status in return for an end to the invasion, security safeguards and entry into the EU
The danger is that many people don't want the war to end and even want it to escalate.
Recall that the Libyan civil war was all but over when the hawks decided to misuse a UNSC resolution so as to induce a regime change there. Since then the country has descended into chaos and war that has claimed many more lives
Resist the hawks, they have no respect for life . This has been and continues to be an awful situation but let's not blow the whole world up because of it.