On Friday Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accepted President Vladimir Putin’s peace plan for Ukraine. They promised to decentralize power in eastern regions of the country controlled by rebels and what Ukraine and Western officials say are Russian military forces.

The Ukrainian authorities, rebel militant leaders and a representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a 14-point peace deal in Minsk, Belarus, that provided for a ceasefire. Although Russian troops have played a large and growing role in the fight, and much of it was stage-managed by Putin, Moscow is not a signatory to the agreement. [Read more]

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