Crimea must top peace agenda for Russia and the West

Russian Navy ships in Crimea's Bay of Sevastopol (photo: dpa)
Russian Navy ships in Crimea's Bay of Sevastopol (photo: dpa)

The annexation of Crimea, rather than the fighting in Ukraine, may be the key to any resolution of the differences between Russia and the West. If Russia can be drawn into negotiations over Crimea, this will provide a serious opening towards also resolving the impasse in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, which in turn may be conducive towards a much-needed restoration of a climate of negotiation on broader security issues.

Crimea must top peace agenda for Russia and the West

THE CRISIS in Ukraine is wreaking havoc on the European security order. All remnants of trust between Russia and the West are evaporating, and the Kremlin is developing an increasingly aggressive ...

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