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In Ukraine's Conflict, Rumors of Compromise Grow

Eugene Chausovsky
Senior Eurasia Analyst, Stratfor
Feb 10, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry address the media at a press conference in Moscow on Dec. 15.
(SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine. In recent weeks, diplomatic activity between U.S. and Russian officials has resumed at a frenzied pace. There are rumors of a political reshuffle in the separatist territories of Donetsk and Luhansk. There are even reports in both Ukrainian and Russian media that a "secret deal" is in the works that would serve as a compromise between the political and security demands of the separatists and Moscow, on one hand, and Kiev and its Western backers on the other....

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