John Kerry said that his country “is prepared to consider rolling back sanctions on Russia when the Minsk agreements of September 2014, and now this agreement, are fully implemented. that would mean a the facto recognition of the annexation of Crimea which triggered the sanctions.
At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in eastern Ukraine since mid April to 6 October, the UN Human Rights Office sad on Wednesday. According to the last report the office has, there are 375,792 internally displaced people in Ukraine because of the violence.
An agreement to ease the Ukrainian crisis was reached in Geneva on Thursday. Kiev was represented by its government. But who represented the rebels? Maybe Russia?. Do they have authority over them?
If Putin says Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, it must be true. He won’t say it, but he must know exactly what’s going on in the Eastern regions where armed groups have seized official buildings and are asking for independence from Kiev and even the annexation to the Russian Federation, as Crimea did.
As it was predictable protesters in some eastern Ukrainian cities are seizing official buildings and demanding the celebration of referendums to join Russia as Crimea did.
Six days after the referendum Putin has signed the act of annexation of Crimea and added to the territory of the Russian Federation the new administrative region and the port city of Sevastopol. As it was predictable Russia annexed Crimea quickly without too much effective opposition on the part of the international community apart from some bearable sanctions and speeches of condemnation.