February 12, 2015

Hopes for a Lasting Ceasefire Are a Little Higher Than in September

According to Erkki Bahovski, the editor-in-chief of the foreign and security policy monthly Diplomaatia, signals are that compared to September, there is greater hope of the ceasefire agreed in Minsk actually lasting.

According to Erkki Bahovski, the editor-in-chief of the foreign and security policy monthly Diplomaatia, signals are that compared to September, there is greater hope of the ceasefire agreed in Minsk actually lasting.

Bahovski said in comments immediately after the reports of a truce in Minsk that hopefully the agreement would mean hostilities in eastern Ukraine would cease. “This is hopefully the end of the shooting war and there are also hopes that civilians in the Donbass will be able to go on with their lives in peace. That is the biggest problem” Bahovski said in Postimees.
But he tempered his remarks by noting that it didn’t mean a political solution for Ukraine. “A ceasefire generally means a prelude to peace. As to what that peace will be, it’s currently very hard to predict,” he added.
Read more: Postimees (EST)

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