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Stephen F. Cohen on Ukraine: Meeting shows 'Kiev, not Moscow, blocking peace deal'

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August 26, 2015 -- New Cold War.org, posted by Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Stephen F. Cohen, contributing editor to The Nation, was interviewed on the the John Batchelor Show, WABC radio in New York City. They discuss the news of a ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine for a cessation of hostilities beginning September 1, 2015, and the recent meeting in Berlin on August 24 of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Fran├žois Hollande and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko.

According to Cohen, by summoning President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin, Merkel and Hollande made clear that the US-backed government in Kiev, not Moscow, is blocking implementation of the Minsk plan for negotiating an end to the Ukrainian civil war.

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