NEWSWATCH: “Minsk is not working, but Kyiv should stay with it” – Steven Pifer/Kyiv Post
The Minsk arrangements that were supposed to resolve the conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine have not been implemented. Ukrainians and others increasingly question whether it is time to abandon the Minsk process. The Ukrainian government, however, should not do so, as it would dangerously undermine Kyiv’s position. * * * The Minsk arrangements are flawed and most probably will not work. At some point, it may well be time to end Minsk. But Kyiv should want that conclusion to be reached in Berlin and Paris because they recognize Moscow’s intransigence, not because Ukraine itself killed the process.