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Russia's Putin Offers 7-Point Peace Plan For Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)
Russia's President Vladimir Putin looks on while speaking with journalists in Itamaraty Palace in Brazilia, early on July 17, 2014. (Alexi Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama said that Estonia, a former Soviet republic, will remain independent. His comments came as he heads to the NATO summit where Russia’s role in Ukraine will be discussed.

Meantime, the presidents of Russia and Ukraine have talked, and there’s word that a peace plan process was discussed. But a Russian spokesperson then said Russia wasn’t a party to the conflict, so it could not agree to a ceasefire.

The BBC’s David Stern joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Kiev with details.

Note: Please download the Here & Now podcast or use the WBUR app to hear this interview.

Guest

  • David Stern, reporter for the BBC. He tweets @loydstern.

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