Minsk Agreement on Ukraine is just an agreement for Ukraine to give up land?

February 14, 2015

Ukraine agrees to a buffer zone. They have to pull back from land they control.  Then Putin just moves in?

 

Map at link below shows Mariupol behind Ukraine line today.  But after the deal, Ukraine has to withdrawal and Mariupol is now in the buffer zone? So Putin just moves in?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/13/ukraine-service-personnel-killed-minsk-ceasefire

Buffer zone being marked in Mariupol according to Russia.

http://news.rin.ru/eng/news/64623/

This is a pure Munich deal, Putin simply keeps advancing.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/13/why-is-putin-smiling-about-ukraine-in-kiev-everybody-knows.html

A photo from the Minsk talks shows a glum Merkel, walking in phalanx with an equally miserable looking Hollande and Poroshenko. A few paces behind them walk Putin and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. They are grinning from ear to ear.

 

This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.

 

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