Little chance of success for Putin's peace plan, says Lithuanian foreign minister
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius says it is difficult to expect that the peace plan proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin will be successful, because it refuses to admit the realities in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday he agreed with Russia's Vladimir Putin on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. However, he later modified his statement to say that Kiev and Moscow merely agreed on a process to end fighting.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen accused Moscow outright on Thursday of attacking Ukraine as allied leaders gathered for a summit to buttress support for Kiev and bolster defences against Russia, Reuters reports.
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