Giving in to the Kremlin’s Rules of the Game
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Giving in to the Kremlin’s Rules of the Game

Till the last year geopolitical interests of Ukraine on the international stage equated the interests of international liberal community. And the European leaders seemed to understand it and even voiced it in all possible meetings and press-conferences.
Five Years of Normandy Format: How Putin Prevented D-Day for Ukraine
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Five Years of Normandy Format: How Putin Prevented D-Day for Ukraine

In 1944 D-Day started a major push to end World War II. 70 years later the President of France used the day to initiate a peace process to resolve the only current hot war in Europe. On June 6 2019, as leaders of many countries gathered again in Normandy to commemorate 75 years of the Allied landing on the French beaches, the war in Eastern Ukraine is still raging, reaping its somber harvest of dead and injured.