- Aug 16, 2007
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Well, that sure would be something it it's true. I'm a little dubious, because it sounds like a serious climb-down for Russia, without all that much to show for the effort, but if it's enough to get us all out of this jam, then I think it's a small price to pay—everything that Ukraine's suffered and lost so far notwithstanding. But if it gets those Russian kids home, steps down the international tensions, and secures Ukraine's status as an independent nation finally taken seriously by Russia, well, it's not the worst possible outcome of all this by a long shot. Let's all keep our fingers crossed.Article from the Financial Times claims to have info on Ukraine-Russia ceasefire negotiations:
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While NATO membership would apparently be out, Ukraine would be permitted to have bilateral security guarantees from a host of NATO members and other allies that
would use language comparable to NATO's article 5.
Deal would require no nukes or nuke program for Ukraine, and prohibit foreign military bases on Ukrainian soil (ahem, Crimea)....
But would not otherwise require demilitarization.
No requirement to protect the Russian language in Ukraine either.