FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 12 (2017)   

The crisis over Ukraine – three years on:
Is a “grand bargain” totally ruled out?

Published 15.5.2017

Arkady Moshes
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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An explicit "deal” between the West and Russia on Ukraine is not possible. Europe would like to reach a more pragmatic modus vivendi with Moscow, but a sustainable freezing of the conflict in Donbas remains a critical minimum precondition.