Skip to comments.Deal Reached On Calming Ukraine Tensions
Posted on 04/17/2014 10:58:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
(GENEVA) Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
The agreement, reached after seven hours of negotiation in Geneva, requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions. It calls for the disarming of all illegally armed groups and for control of buildings seized by pro-Russian separatists during the protests to be turned back over to authorities.
It also gives amnesty to protesters who comply with the demands, except those found guilty of committing capital crimes.
Monitors with the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe will be tasked with helping Ukraine authorities and local communities comply with the requirements outlined in the agreement. And Kievs plans to reform its constitution and transfer more power from the central government to regional authorities must be inclusive, transparent and accountable including through the creation of a broad national dialogue.
The tentative agreement could put on hold for now at least economic sanctions the West had prepared to impose on Russia if the talks were fruitless. And that would ease international pressure both on Moscow and nervous European Union nations that depend on Russia for their energy.
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LOL: deal = obama shuts his mouth and Putin does whatever he wants....
Classic negotiating strategy. Russia put pressure on the eastern provinces, then magnanimously hands them back. Meanwhile he has pocket Crimea.
Infiltration approved—no back down, no retreat.
“Meanwhile, Russia was honing a strategy of its own: Push the West as far as possible without provoking crippling sanctions against its own financial and energy sectors or a military confrontation with NATO.”
Lavrov spoke in his speech afterward about the “Illegal armed groups” in Kiev that illegally took over government buildings. They still won’t recognize the coup government.
And Kiev has decided to IGNORE the Geneva Agreement.
“Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between Ukraine, the US, the EU and Russia, was published, Ukraines acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsa said Kiev is not bound by its recommendations.”http://rt.com/news/kiev-troops-southeast-ukraine-244/
Well, anyway, at least the madness stops for a while. The people of Ukraine were about to get slaughtered.
The deal is, Putin wins.
Funny thing is that the Western Ukrainian Banderist clowns in Kiev will be forced by Kerry (their only ally) to abide by the deal or the U.S./IMF won’t pay off the $1.9 billion in gas arrears to Putin.
So, the “Geneva Agreement” is just another circle jerk, so that Kerry can go in front of the cameras, preen, and say “I DID SOMETHING!”.
For Putin, it’s all about the navy base in Crimea and the gas prices for Gazprom. And he wants the Western Ukrainian Banderist clowns in Kiev to have as little power as possible over Eastern and Southern Ukraine.
No matter how their speaking to it sounds to us, Kerry and Obama are in way over their heads on this matter
Russia LIES as much as the muzzies and obama. They figured out everybody else gets away with it, so why shouldn’tputin?
“Peace in our time!!!!”
Peace and Safety...
The rub is that the agreement relies on general terms about “illegalities,” but there is no consensus about what these are. Russia considers the Kiev regime illegal, just as Kiev considers recent actions by Russia and its surrogates illegal. This agreement is an illusion.
“requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions”
Unless they are performing `special operations’, so it’s like the Tet ceasefire circa `68?
This is what happens when Joe Biden and John Kerry get together, they search for a 3rd stooge.
Hey, what about Hank Kissinger? Is he still alive? He could be Moe.
Does this deal involve having Jews register as such? Is that what “calmed the tensions”?