The political and military terms of the Minsk Two agreement (February 12) and capture of Debaltseve by Russia’s proxies breaching the ceasefire (February 18) show the extent of Ukraine’s entrapment into Russia’s conflict stratagems. Russia has set those traps; the existing international system shows no way out for Ukraine; while some international actors even seem anxious to sidetrack the whole problem into those dead ends (see below).
Under the Minsk Two agreement, Ukraine is supposed to re-write its constitution by negotiating with the Donetsk-Luhansk “republics” (and duly considering Moscow’s inputs). In return for this, Ukraine would avoid an outright secession of …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation