This doesn’t really sound like it’s going to work…
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As our LU Staff noted earlier, a “power” negotiating group was hard at work in Minsk, Belarus last night trying to put together some kind of deal to stop the fighting in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, and Vladimir Putin were on hand to “help” Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, decide to accept a ceasefire that (a) doesn’t go into effect until the 15th, and (b) settles nothing.
This is what passes for a “deal” in these uncertain times. The Guardian summarizes the main points of the “agreement” (it’s hard to find a word that doesn’t require scare quotes), as of a few hours ago, or early evening in Minsk: