Russian sanctions are too valuable to her to give up and they aren’t now costing her anything politically. So, until there was a path that didn’t involve her going back on her word with respect to Minsk II, nothing would change.
It is the best solution because it ends the fantasy that Minsk II could ever be implemented by the signatories, which, to remind everyone, does NOT include Russia, but does include the Poroshenko government.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentolini’s government, not what anyone would call radical or euroskeptic, is now bearing the burden of a policy gone mad. As George Soros continues to fund boat after boat dropping these people off on Italy’s shores with nowhere for them to go.
… Kurt Volker is one of the worst possible choices for this appointment, unless the plan is to accelerate the end of the standoff between