(4-20-14) Putin Snookers the West... Again
The latest Geneva deal between the US, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union is a faux settlement of the Ukrainian issue. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov finally gave in to American and European requests to meet his Ukrainian counterparts because Russia had refused to recognize them, but supposedly an accord was reached wherein Russia and Ukraine would act to de-escalate the situation.
Russia will pull back the four divisions on the Ukrainian border and Ukrainians will pull back their troops from Eastern Ukraine, where they have been making a drive against pro-Russian militia which had occupied Ukrainian government buildings.
The Ukrainians have already started doing so. Of course the reality is that they didn't have any choice.
At any rate it's a faux resolution because the Russians aren't going to keep their end of the bargain.
The only reason the Russians agreed to it was simply to buy more time in order to stretch this thing out.