Diplomacy Talks in Ukraine


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An agreement is reached by the West and Russia on Thursday that calls for an end to the violence and also calls for the protestors in eastern Ukraine to leave the buildings that had been occupied and to put down their arms


On Thursday, April 17, Russia, the U.S., the European Union, and Ukraine reached an agreement that calls for the pro-Russian protestors in eastern Ukraine to put down their arms and vacate the multiple government buildings that had been occupied. Russia has been blamed for stoking the unrest in Ukraine after the overthrow of the pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich back in February that ultimately led to the Russian annexation of Crimea in March and the current protests across the rest of the eastern regions of Ukraine. Despite the agreement on Thursday, a leader of the anti-Kiev protests in eastern Ukraine refused to give in to the demands presented by the other nations, including Russia, saying that Russia did not speak for the protestors. The United States recently announced that it would supply Ukraine with non lethal aid, and the West is skeptical of Russia and if it will keep its word in ceasing to support the protestors.