- So Much For The De-escalation? Kiev Says Military Operation In East Ukraine To Continue!
by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com
Everyone knows that the half-life of these pointless diplomatic summits aimed at “de-escalating” geopolitical tensions is measured in days if not hours… But minutes? Moments ago from RT, and literally minutes after the final Geneva “agreement” was blasted, we get this: “Kiev says Military operation in Ukraine southeast to go on despite Geneva agreement.” The agreement, which as a reminder, said “All sides must refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions.” That’s right: not just “pro-Russian separatist terrorists”, but all sides.
Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the troops will remain there.
Soon after the Geneva document, adopted at a four-side meeting between Ukraine, the US, the EU and Russia, was published, Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchytsa said Kiev is not bound by its recommendations.
According to Deshchytsa cited by RIA Novosti, “the troops in the East of the country are carrying out a special operation and can remain where they are.”
So, everyone disarm as the same time… but the other side first.