Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis

Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis

Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine crisis

Russia, Ukraine and the West reached a surprise deal aimed at easing the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War, but US President Barack Obama cautioned it was uncertain if Moscow would stand by the agreement. The agreement laid out concrete steps to “restore security for all citizens” and crucially urged “all illegal armed groups” to disarm and vacate “seized buildings”.
While not spelt out explicitly, that was a likely reference to pro-Kremlin separatists who have taken over parts of Ukraine’s restive southeast. The deal appeared to mark a sharp change from the tone taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day, when he left the door open for armed intervention in Ukraine.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged that the four-way talks yielded a deal, and said he expected all sides to “show their serious intention” to implement the agreement.

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