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Kiev’s Political Elite Battle for Votes as Violence Continues in the East Despite Ceasefire Deal

18 Sep 2014 9:25 PM | Anonymous

 The soothing tinkle of background music, cappuccinos and croissants on tap. The atmosphere at the annual Yalta European Strategy conference, attended by senior European officials and Ukrainian politicians, could not be in starker contrast to the issue topping the agenda: the country's war torn east, where a fragile peace plan is under threat from heavy fighting ten days into a supposed ceasefire. After taking the reins of power in mid-April as Ukraine's first elected post-Maidan president, the so-called "Chocolate King" Petro Poroshenko promised to crush the rebel uprising as he launched an new "active phase" in the Kiev-backed anti-terror operation.   Vice News.   Read More


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