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Russia and Ukraine Agree on Steps
to End Crisis

NBC News, by Erin McClam

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 4/17/2014 5:16:56 PM

Russia and Ukraine struck a deal Thursday to end unrest in eastern Ukraine stoked by pro-Russian militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said. The militants must refrain from violence, lay down their illegal weapons and return seized buildings to their rightful owners, Kerry said. In return, Ukraine agreed to offer amnesty to protesters who had not committed capital crimes. Kerry called the agreement “a good day’s work,” but warned that the United States would impose further sanctions on Russia if it didn’t see progress soon. “None of us leave here with the sense that the job is done because the

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Lay down those "illegal" weapons. Translated: Make it easier for the Russians to roll right over you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 4/17/2014 5:52:04 PM     (No. 9814857)

Uh, the militants are ethnic Russian (or at least pro-Russian of some other ethnic group). Why does laying down illegal arms currently in the hands of pro Russians make it easier for the Russians to roll over them?

The market liked this news. Russian-linked stocks went up a few points.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 4/17/2014 8:21:07 PM     (No. 9815002)

...day late and a dollar short. Vlad has accomplished what was needed in this phase with no major loss of life and with the gratitude of ethnic Russians...

...as the pressure is turned down, Vlad can prepare for his next moves. The West would be foolish to think otherwise...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 4/17/2014 9:07:21 PM     (No. 9815055)

That´s it, John Effen! Keep uttering dire threats. That´s the only thing Obama understands.

Uh, er, I mean, Putin. That´s the only thing Putin understands.

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