Russia, Ukraine and the EU all benefit.
Neither Russia nor Ukraine is ready to back down in the Donbas.
Hopes are high for Ukraine’s actor-turned-politician.
Wallowing in self-pity doesn’t buy nations respect.
So long as Petro Poroshenko resists Russian designs, the West is willing to overlook corruption in his government.
Donetsk and Luhansk are unlikely to form a new country. The rest of Ukraine might be better off if they did.
The Dutch prime minister hopes a promise to keep Ukraine out of the bloc will satisfy Euroskeptics at home.
The Dutchman can’t get a deal without his parliament’s support, but the parties there want to see a deal first.
The two Slavic peoples are willing to suffer far more than Westerners for their perceived national interests.
The separatist republics are in ruins and its people’s minds have been poisoned by Russian propaganda.