Wednesday April 1, 2020

History bodes ill for Ukraine

The country has always been divided, and last week's deal will do nothing to change that, writes Seamus Martin.

20th April, 2014
A Ukrainian army helicopter hovers over Ukrainian troops in the town of Kramatorsk. Picture: AP

A deal has been struck. All sides will work to ''de-escalate the Ukrainian crisis and the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU left Geneva after what US Secretary of State John Kerry described as a ''good day's work. But will the deal stick? And what sort of Ukraine will result if it does?

Political deals in Ukraine have a habit of unravelling quickly. A truce between the street fighters on both...

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