US Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland held talks with President Petro Poroshenko and other Ukrainian officials, in Kyiv on July 7. At the joint news conference, Kerry urged Ukraine to help jump-start the implementation of the Minsk armistice through unilateral steps, in “the days ahead,” “the next days,” as he repeatedly put it (State.gov, July 7).
The Barack Obama administration does not set the impossible goal to “resolve the conflict,” but rather to agree with Russia on some framework document or roadmap, before the imminent expiry of this administration’s term in office. Such a document would …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation