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The Ukraine Crisis Remains Unresolved
Paul Craig Roberts
Some Western commentators interpret the cease fire in Ukraine obtained by President Putin as a victory for Russia. The reasoning is that the cease fire leaves Ukraine with disputed borders, which rules out Ukraine's membership in NATO.
But will the cease fire hold? The right-wing Kiev militias, whose members often wear nazi insignias, are not under Kiev's complete control. These militias can easily violate the cease fire, and there are already reports of violations. Moreover the billionaire oligarch that Washington has installed in Kiev as president of Ukraine will violate the ceasefire on Washington's orders, unless, of course, Putin has put the fear of God in him.