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Yatsenyuk Stops Pretending to Care About Minsk Agreements

Yatsenyuk says he won't negotiate with the "terrorists" in East Ukraine — a serious affront to the Minsk II agreements. And yet Russia is still to blame for all of Ukraine's problems...

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Full-time clown, part-time Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is basically doing everything he can to provoke a world war. Here's his latest endeavor, via Foreign Policy:

Using particularly blunt language, the Ukrainian leader said Russia’s calls for reconciliation are disingenuous and that pro-Moscow separatists were unfit for negotiations at this stage in the conflict. “My government will never talk to terrorists” until they are “behind bars or sitting in a prison cell,” he told a small group of reporters in Washington on Wednesday. “Russia wants us to establish a direct contact with the terrorists. We will never talk to terrorists.”

<figcaption>...and Russia invaded Nazi Germany, right?</figcaption>
...and Russia invaded Nazi Germany, right?

Let's review a few provisions from the Minsk II agreements:

  • On the first day after the pullout a dialogue is to start on modalities of conducting local elections in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and the Law of Ukraine “On temporary Order of Local Self-Governance in Particular Districts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts,” and also about the future of these districts based on the above mentioned law.
  •  Provide pardon and amnesty by way of enacting a law that forbids persecution and punishment of persons in relation to events that took place in particular departments of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts of Ukraine.

Time to sanction Kiev? Ha ha. We jest. Send them more weapons!

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