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     Jun 25, '14


THE SAKER
Ukraine crisis reaches watershed

When I heard that Russian President Vladimir Putin had asked the Federation Council to repeal the resolution on the use of Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine I was frankly baffled. Truly, I had not expected such a move.

I had noticed that the so-called "consultations" (as opposed to "negotiations") between the Russian Ambassador to Ukraine



Mikhail Zurabov, a senior representative for the OSCE Tagliavini, Ukraine's second president Kuchma, Ukrainian Choice movement leader Medvedchuk and the Donetsk People's Republic's Prime Minister Borodai, South-East movement leader Tsaryov and representatives of the Lugansk People's Republic had resulted in the Novorussian leaders agreeing to a temporary ceasefire, but I did not expect that the situation would change so rapidly.

Let's recall what was going on just a few days ago. More ...

The Saker is an anonymous blogger and occasional contributor to Asia Times Online who writes at The Vineyard of the Saker.

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