Glasnost Gone

Several months on since January, and we are still waiting for a response from Russia on UN Peacekeeping initiative, put forward to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. If I was unkind, I’d say we’ll hear back from Putin later in the year, with him posing some stalling, clarification points/proposals. But who knows, I might yet be pleasantly surprised?

Text below is part of May 9th interview with Kurt Volker, from Voice of America. Read in full. 

Special representative of the US State Department Kurt Volker said in an interview with the Voice of America that Moscow has not yet responded to the joint proposal of the United States, Germany and France on the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine

The US Helsinki Commission held a briefing in the Senate with the participation of the US Department of State special representative for Ukrainian negotiations Kurt Volcker on the…

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