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Minsk talks on Ukraine finely-poised

Posted by seumasach on August 25, 2014


Indian Punchline

25th August, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Mission to Kiev was far from easy. Merkel came under pressure from US president Barack Obama on the eve of her trip. Quite obviously, the US feels excluded from the peacemaking efforts. Washington promptly condemned the Kremlin decision to sidestep the US’ delaying tactic at the UN Security Council and press ahead with the delivery of humanitarian supplies to eastern Ukraine, as an act in ‘violation of international law’ and rhetorically demanded that the convoy should return to Russia (although it had actually returned by then). 

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